Frequently Asked Questions

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Depending on the nature and severity of your difficulties you might need to see a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or both.

Psychologists are experts in the delivery of a range of talking therapies whereas psychiatrists predominantly have expertise in the management of mental disorders through medication. If you are unsure about whom you need to book an appointment with, we can discuss different options with you and provide you with more information about what might be the best fit for your current needs.

Yes, everything you talk about is confidential. The only exceptions to confidentiality are if your psychologist or psychiatrist thinks that you are a risk to yourself or others. This will always be discussed with you first.

The pace of progress and change varies significantly depending on the nature of your difficulties. Some therapeutic approaches we offer are short-term so you should be able to notice a change within a few sessions. Other approaches are long-term as they address long-standing patterns in the individual that have developed in early life. During the initial assessment, your psychologist should be able to give you some guidance about what therapeutic approach is most indicated and the likely duration of treatment in the first instance.

It is common for people to stop taking their medication when they feel their symptoms have become controlled. Others may choose to stop their medication because of side effects.

Another problem with stopping the medication, especially if you stop it abruptly, is that you may develop withdrawal symptoms that can be very unpleasant. If your doctor feels you need to stop your medication, it is necessary to discuss it with your physician as they might be able to suggest another type of medication or adjust the dose of your medication.

Psychotherapy in some cases can be sufficient for the treatment of certain mental conditions. However, it may be needed in conjunction with medication. Therefore, in several cases, it is not considered as a substitute for medication.