WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHOLOGIST AND A PSYCHIATRIST?
A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialised in mental health. They therefore can provide diagnosis, and treatment with the use of medication.
A Psychologist is a university-trained health professional who specialises in psychotherapy. They can provide a wide range of therapeutic strategies and techniques to treat mental health issues.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each session lasts for 50 to 60 minutes.
HOW LONG WILL TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatment is tailored to the needs and goals of each client. Some individuals see treatment outcomes in a few sessions, while others may attend for longer due to the nature of their difficulties.
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
Confidentiality is an important aspect of therapy and is strictly adhered to. It enables clients to feel more at ease and to speak freely. There are some cases in which confidentiality may need be broken. These cases are rare and will be discussed with you on your first appointment with us. Alternatively, you may call Kasia Marneros and discuss this before making an initial appointment.
WON'T ANTIDEPRESSANTS OR ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICATION BE ENOUGH?
There is no one correct approach to treating mental health conditions. Medication may be helpful and sometimes necessary to provide symptoms relief. Though, sometimes people find that medication does not address the underlying cause in the way therapy can. Current evidence suggests that a combination of both prescription medication and psychotherapy yield the most effective results.
DO ANY OF YOUR PSYCHOLOGISTS WORK WITH CHILDREN?
Yes, both Katie Mandall and Stacey Doyle have extensive experience in working with children and young people.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
If you have a health care card, you may ask us about our reduced fees.
WHO DO I CONTACT IN AN EMERGENCY?
In an emergency, please contact 000. You can also call or present at your nearest hospital (Townsville Hospital - 07 4433 1111) and ask to speak with the Mental Health Intake and Assessment Team.
Lifeline is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 13 11 14.