About Clinical Psychology
Psychologists who work in the area of clinical psychology typically assist people with concerns such as depression, panic attacks, grief and loss, adjustment to difficult circumstances such as divorce, excessive worry, child behaviour problems, adjustment to physical problems such as pain, disability, or terminal illness, relationship problems, reactions to trauma such as car accidents or robberies, and stress related problems.
During your first appointment, you will be encouraged to explain your concerns. With respect to appointments for children, it is useful to attend the first appointment without your son or daughter so that you can speak freely about your concerns.
To gain further understanding of your difficulties, you will be asked relevant questions and at times be asked to complete questionnaires. The aim of your treatment will be to improve your understanding of the problem and will focus on how you can develop ways of managing and solving your difficulties.