Services

Referrers

Did you know that 27% of patients referred to a psychologist in Australia drop out of therapy by session three? That means almost one third of patients who are referred to a psychologist nationally, are not receiving the treatment their doctor intended! Plus, our already time pressured doctors and practice nurses are being burdened with having to re-issue the referral to a different psychologist if the patient re-presents to them.

 
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 Without wanting to sound like we are blowing our own trumpet, analysis of our database shows that most of our clients remain engaged with our service between 6 and 24 sessions!  

More than 98% of patients referred to our clinicians complete their psychological treatment!
— Dr. Sharon Gold, Clinical Director

Not bad when you consider the national average! Furthermore, as many of the patients referred to us are complex presentations, this means the end of the revolving door for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

As a trauma centre and suicidal engagement clinic, we specialise in treating

  • All Anxiety Disorders

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 

  • All Mood Disorders including Mixed Episodes

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Chronic Pain

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • ODD and difficult behaviour

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Relationships

  • Schizophrenia.

We provide tailored, evidence-based treatments to clients across the lifespan and are providers for just about every referral pathway, which means we can generally help you and your patients to arrange approved funding so that they receive the treatment that they need!

 
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How to refer to us?

When making referrals to us, we make it easy for you too! You can refer to The Psychologist, Live Better Psychology and let us assign the psychologist that we think is most suited to your patient or you can send direct to the psychologist you prefer. Just visit our Team page.