Western Plains Psychology is a growing private practice in Caroline Springs. Our team of highly skilled and passionate psychologists and intern psychologists are committed to improving an individual’s mental health and wellbeing and strive to build authentic relationships where clients feel compassionately cared about.
We will work collaboratively with you to help overcome behavioural and emotional problems, including anxiety, depression and aggression, as well as social skill development, assertiveness, resilience, bullying, emotional management and risk-taking behaviour.
Our psychologists and counsellors are experienced in a number of evidence-based treatments that are flexibly applied to suit individual needs, including:
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy
- Clinical Hypnosis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Mentalisation-Based Treatment
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Schema-Focused Therapy
Western Plains Psychology offers support to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, using short and long-term therapies, as well as one-off assessments.
We can provide services for
Everyone at times experiences anger, from mild irritation to extreme rage. Sometimes, however, anger starts expressing itself in detrimental ways.
Many people have been there. The anxious, worried feeling before you give a presentation or sit for an exam. This is a natural reaction to stressful situations.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, which includes Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), is a complex spectrum.
Children And Adolescents
At Western Plains Psychology, we place an emphasis on resilience building, early assessment and intervention to promote positive developmental trajectories in children and adolescents.
Our consultations are run for 45-50 minutes and run on the hour. You may use cash, EFTPOS (savings, cheque and credit accounts accepted).
When you are feeling depressed, it is common to feel alone, like it is you against the world. However, that is not the case.
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
Hypnotherapy (exception of weight loss, smoking, drugs, alcohol)
Did you know, you have probably been hypnotised before? Many people experience hypnotic trances several times a day.
Poor sleep, as anyone who suffers from it knows, can make your life miserable. Those night hours spent tossing and turning rob your body and mind of rest.
Pain Management Techniques
Pain is a very common condition. Pain may be caused by medical conditions, injury or surgery.
Adjusting to life as a mother or father can be difficult. In fact, for many people, having a baby is the most significant life-changing event they will ever experience.
Is communication a stumbling block between you and your partner or within your immediate family circle?
School Avoidance Counselling
We don’t just assist with school avoidance counselling, our psychologists offer support, assessment, and intervention for children with a variety of presenting issues.
Less stress equals a better quality of life. However, stress is not always bad. It can help you react quickly and effectively, and in small doses, it helps you to stay focused, energetic and alert.
We offer sessions in a face-to-face capacity, or over telehealth via videoconference or phone consultation. We require all telehealth sessions to be paid up front, prior to the commencement of a session.
We cover assessments for:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Ages 3-14
- Cognitive Assessments / IQ Test
- Academic Achievement Test
- Learning Disabilities
- Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- For school aged children up until 16 years of age