Treatment

 

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS 

We can help you feel better.

Treatment consists of a psychological therapy known as cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT).  This is a short-term therapy and most people will require between 15 to 20 sessions.

The emphasises of this type of psychological treatment is on the thoughts (cognitions) which can influence how we feel and what we do. Therefore, changing the way we think can result in positive changes in emotions and behaviours.

Unlike other types of psychological therapy the focus of CBT is on the “here and now” of problems and difficulties. This form of therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of both Mood and Anxiety Disorders by research conducted over many years.

There are several variations of CBT, some of which are used at Melbourne Metro Psychology:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Cognitive Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Schema Therapy

SKYPE

Psychological treatment using Skype is available by request with Dr. Peter Eide. This method of counselling is ideal for people who are not able to attend face-to-face sessions.

Some benefits of Skype couselling are:

  • Allows time poor business people to access psychological services
  • For privacy reasons you prefer not to speak with a psychological face-to-face
  • Maintains confidentiality in small communities
  • Non-threatening for young people who are computer savvy

No referral is necessary for these session, simply call to discuss or organize a session time. The Skype session are payable prior to the commencement of treatment and you will not be able to claim a Medicare rebate.