Clinical Psychologists provide professional services relating to the diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, treatment and prevention of psychological, emotional, psycho-physiological and behavioural disorders across the lifespan.
Our members are required to work in the approved area of practice with the Psychology Board of Australia. This means they have the qualifications and expertise to assist with the widest range of psychological issues, from day to day worries and concerns to serious clinical conditions.
A code of professional conduct for Clinical Psychologists is set by the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, of which we are a member. According to these guidelines, all sessions are in the strictest confidence. In addition, if for any reason you may have to be contacted at your work or home, only a name and phone number will be left and you will be asked to return our call at your convenience. This means that family and work colleagues will not know you are seeing a Clinical Psychologist unless you choose to tell them. Details of your therapy will only be discussed with your referring Psychiatrist, GP or other referring body (such as WorkCover). The purpose of these discussions is to ensure that you are provided the best treatment.
Exception: The only exception to this is if our files are subpoenaed to a court of law. In this case we are required by law to provide the courts with documentation relevant to the court case.