Psychology is about helping people achieve more out of life. The psychology department can provide a range of strategies (non-drug) to cope with various life situations, and subsequently make positive contributions within the community, your personal life, and relationships.
When you visit one of our psychologists you can expect to discuss thoughts and feelings that may be of concern, and gain new perspectives and understandings to assist you immediately and long term.
Learning to think in new ways, develop a wider range of alternatives, and explore different ways of behaving are a few strategies you may discuss. The number of sessions required will vary with each individual, and can be discussed upon your visit.
Specialty areas include:
Counselling psychology uses a wide range of therapies and techniques to assist individuals in areas such a personal well-being, relationships, work, recreation, and health. Some of the areas we can offer assistance in include:
- Anger management
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Handle obsessions and compulsions
- Loss and grief
- Personal relationships
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Stress management
- Time management
Sport Psychology / Performance Psychology
The psychology department deals with not only athletes, but all individuals affected by performance related concerns (actors / athletes / musicians / corporate executives, etc.)
Sport / Performance Psychology is aimed at educating individuals in a range of psychological skills, complimenting their physical/nutritional/technical knowledge, to enable the individual to achieve excellence in their chosen field. These skills prove not only essential for the development of individuals within their chosen profession, but also valuable tools in other areas of life.
Sport and Performance Psychology offers individuals the chance to develop their mental approaches to performance through proper skills training, to assist them in effectively coping with both the physical and mental pressures of their daily work (sport, music, corporate or theatrical).
This might include:
- Coping with injury
- Goal setting
- Performance slumps
- Preparation / routines
- Coping with success / failure
- Burnout and overtraining
- Focus and concentration
- Imagery / Visualisation
- Personality in sport
- Anxiety / Stress / Arousal
- Teamwork / group cohesion
- Developing consistent performances
- Decision making
A referral is not required to see a Psychologist, although should you have one, you may be entitled to a partial medicare rebate.
If you would like to speak to one of our Psychologists prior to making an appointment, please call Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre.