Finding the right psychologist for you

Finding the right psychologist is important.  Research shows that the rapport you have with your psychologist accounts for a large proportion of success in counseling. Ask questions over the phone about cost, availability, areas of expertise and treatment approaches. Use this to make a preliminary assessment about how comfortable you feel talking to this psychologist.

Areas of interest

I mostly work with people aged from about 15, on the following:

  • Anxiety including generalised anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, OCD

  • Traumas including accidents, assault, childhood sexual abuse, military

  • Depression including post natal depression

  • Life transitions including separation/divorce, children leaving home

  • Grief and loss

  • Relationship difficulties (but I refer elsewhere for couple counseling)

  • Sleep problems

  • Stress and workplace bullying

  • Pain management

  • Gambling problems (but you may wish to call 1800 858 858 for free 24/7 services)

NEW Social Anxiety Group commencing March 2019

Social anxiety is a condition where you are chronically afraid that others will judge you or laugh at you. Social anxiety can cause you to feel socially awkward and unconfident in social situations and stop you from living your life fully. 
 If you want to challenge this problem in your life this course may help.

Dates These courses will be offered in March and April 2019 over 10 sessions on Saturdays from 1pm (2 x 5 Introductory + 2 x 5 Intermediate) in a small group format (<10 people).

Content Each week we will do some theory, some individual work and some interactive work. The sessions will expose you to information, ideas and strategies that will help you to practise social skills in the group and between group sessions. The program will give you the opportunity to start feeling more confident and develop skills you can use in social situatio

Cost and dates Each course consists of five sessions. You are eligible for a rebate through the Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. (All plans enable you to access 10 individual and 10 group sessions with rebates.)

$250 per course - ie: $50/session. Payment is required two weeks prior to the start of each course. Medicare rebates ($31.65/session = out of pocket cost $18.35/session) are applicable for every attended session with a relevant plan.

Eligibility You must have attended at least 3 individual sessions with me to be eligible to attend this course. New clients can contact me on 0437 708 340 or by emailat susan.dalby@iinet.net.au to discuss appointments.

New attendees must have attended Introductory to be eligible to attend Intermediate. Previous attendees are eligible to attend Intermediate or Introduction and Intermediate..