Seeing a Psychologist

What times and days are appointments available?​​​​​​​​​​​

Positive Psychology offers convenient appointment times as follows:
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm

Are my sessions confidential?

All psychologists are bound by the APS Code of Ethics.

This means that all therapy discussions are confidential – unless you are at risk of harm to yourself or to someone else. Confidentiality may also need to be broken in the case of court orders.

Should any of these situations apply, your psychologist will discuss them with you.

How long will I need to see a psychologist?​​​​​​​​​​​

At Positive Psychology, our practitioners provide treatment that’s targeted, efficient and effective.

The length of your therapy process will vary according to your circumstances and your individual response to treatment. You may only need a few sessions – or you may require longer-term support.

We will evaluate your situation and discuss our expectations with you at the start of treatment.

What if I don’t connect with my psychologist?

Your wellbeing and a congruent match with your psychologist are paramount.

Research demonstrates that the therapeutic relationship and alliance contribute to the therapy outcome – at least as much as the treatment method used.

Although we’ll do our best to match you with the most suitable psychologist, you may decide it is not an appropriate match. If this occurs, let us know and we will work with you to find a more optimal match.

If a psychologist is seeing my child/adolescent, will I receive updates about their progress?

Confidentiality is an important component to any form of therapy.

Although parents and legal guardians have the right to request records and feedback, this may have consequences. For some children and adolescents, knowing their parents have access to their records may impede progress, reduce motivation and compromise the trusting relationship they have with their therapist.

Each psychologist at our clinic has a different policy regarding disclosure to parents and legal guardians. Please discuss this issue with your psychologist during your initial session.

Can I bring a family member or friend to my appointment?​​​​​​​​​​​

Yes. Your friends and family members often provide helpful information about what you’ve been experiencing. They can also help you remember the strategies and techniques discussed in your sessions.