There can be many barriers to seeking help from psychologists. One of the main barriers is language. It can be difficult to seek help if language barriers are present.
At New Vision Psychology, all professional counselling services are available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, providing services to all Australians, and Chinese clients.
A Chinese speaking psychologist can provide greater cultural sensitivity and this can be a benefit for those who may find it a better cultural fit to speak to a psychologist from their cultural background.
The availability of these services through different languages removes the language barrier and will ensure that your psychologist will give you the best possible experience and help needed. It is another step for making professional counselling services more accessible.
What is psychology?
Psychology is the study of the mind, its functions and influencers including the way human beings process information, feelings, external world factors, including biological processes that drive our human functions and behaviours. Clinical psychology is where psychologists apply this information and understanding of the function of the mind to real life situations and problems to help people, communities and societies to solve issues and improve the quality of life.
Within the past decade, there has been a greater emphasis placed upon the awareness of mental health and the importance of looking after your mental health. As society becomes more complex, more and more individuals face daily issues that have significant impacts on their mental health. The recognition of the importance of self-help has led society to understand that it is now just as important to look after your mental health, as it is your physical health.
How can seeing a psychologist help?
Many individuals, when dealing with mental health issues tend to rely on the support of family and friends. Whilst it is incredibly important to have the support of family and friends, psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help individuals learn how to effectively understand and handle the issue.
Psychologists are trained in helping and giving advice to individuals about a range of different issues. Whether you are suffering from:
- Depression/ Post-Natal Depression
- Severe stress
- Anger management issues
- Relationship issues/Relationship Breakdown
- Domestic Violence/Family Violence
- General Tough Times
- Self-esteem issues
Psychologists are focused on helping individuals, providing support and advice as to how to handle these situations. They are qualified to understand individual needs, meaning that each individual experience with a psychologist will be different. Many individuals are opting to implement seeing a psychologist into their life, as good mental health is important to having an overall healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of seeing a psychologist
There is no doubt that more and more people are seeing psychologists in awareness of the importance of mental health. Seeing a psychologist can be incredibly beneficial for your mind and health.
One of the biggest benefits of seeing a psychologist is the ability to gain a new perspective. A psychologist can provide an outside perspective on certain issues that may be clouded by your own personal judgement. It can be difficult to understand the roots of any issues and the next steps to take in order to move forward if your judgement is clouded.
Other benefits to seeing a psychologist is learning new ways to handle problems or stressors in your life, helping provide individualised methods of handling your problems and the ability to share things you may not feel comfortable letting your friends and family know. All information is confidential and you are able to gain advice and help without the judgement of others.
Finding the right psychologist for you
Our psychologists are available to help you with a range of different issues, including stress management, self-esteem and helping with panic attacks. We provide after hours, weekend and home visit appointments to ensure the comfort of our clients.
Whether you are dealing with a specific problem or just general issues, you can contact us for help to discuss these problems in a confidential and caring environment with our highly qualified and experienced clinical psychologists or counsellors.
At New Vision Psychology, our services are available in Sydney CBD, North Sydney, including Chatswood, Roseville and Willoughby, Kogarah, Rockdale, Hurstville, Brighton Le Sands and Sutherland area.