What is Psychology?
Psychologists work by talking with people about their experiences, how they are affected, and what they do to try and solve problems. Their approach may reflect a particular theoretical point of view, e.g. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). They may use psychological tests, or teach specific strategies or skills e.g. conflict management, relaxation training. They may suggest that some activities be undertaken outside of sessions (‘homework’.) With permission, they may also consult with or refer you to other professionals and services, including your doctor. The number of sessions depends on the range and type of issues. Sometimes only a couple are needed, but some people may need longer term contact.

Psychologists are trained in understanding human behaviour. To be called a psychologist a person must be registered with the government, requiring a high standard of university qualifications and experience. Psychologists must also follow a professional code of conduct ensuring that clients are treated professionally.

​Practitioners


Peter Watt | Psychologist


Peter consults on a number of issues including intimacy Issues, relationship, breakdown, sexual dysfunction, drug & alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, sexual identity, gay & lesbian Issues, sexual addiction, human relations, trauma & phobias, paraphiliacs, children with behavioural /learning difficulties and adolescent issues.



Michelle Stewart | Clinical Psychologist


Michelle is a clinical psychologist with over twenty five years experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders including -

  • Major depression
  • Anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Gender identity issues

Michelle also conducts cognitive assessments for issues with as brain injury or dementia. Although she works predominately with adults, children can be seen if this is discussed and agreed prior to the appointment.


Her treatment methods vary in response to the presenting problem but generally include cognitive therapy, schema therapy and mindfulness. Most clients are seen under a Mental Health Care Plan referral which is required for a partial refund of the upfront fee from Medicare. Michelle can also see clients for Workers Compenation issues or under an NDIS plan.

PSYCHOLOGY