Allied Health and Psychology Services Wollongong

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Allied Health and Disability Services in Wollongong

Direct Focus Solutions provides a range of mental health, psychology and disability services in Wollongong and the IllawarraWe support children, adults and individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities to help them identify and manage problems with their mental wellbeing. 

The coastal city of Wollongong is located along the Grand Pacific Drive, and it is a convenient location for residents in the Illawarra and the South Coast region to visit our office. For individuals who are not local to Wollongong, you can still access our professional psychology services with a telehealth appointment that allows you to obtain online help from wherever suits you. 

When to Seek Professional Help

Research confirms there is a connection between the mind and body, particularly when it comes to overall health and wellbeing. For example, exercise stimulates ‘feel good’ chemicals that improve your mood and the learning and memory functions of the brain.  

Thus, mental and physical health are intertwined. Emotional issues may produce physical symptoms and if we are physically ill, we can develop emotional problems. That’s why it is beneficial to use professional techniques to address psychological problems to maintain physical and mental wellbeing.  

 Generally, people tend to look for professional help when they are feeling overwhelmed, unable to cope or when their behaviour is causing problems to themselves or others. This could be because of a major life event, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or the loss of a job.  

 Sometimes, the stress of everyday responsibilities, such as work, family or health problems is enough to trigger emotional issues where professional help may be required. 

 Some of the signs that indicate you may need professional help include: 

Difficulty in regulating your emotions – you may be experiencing intense negative feelings or sadness, irritability and anger.

You may not be performing effectively at work or school – mental health problems can impair concentration, affect memory and deplete energy levels.

Changes in eating or sleeping habits – you may be eating or sleeping more or less than normal.

You no longer enjoy activities you used to like – you may feel disconnected from what’s going on around you, or lose interest in socialising or hobbies.

You want to improve things but don’t know how.

You are using substances, such as drugs or alcohol to cope.

How We Can Help

We have a team of fully trained and accredited professionals who work together collaboratively to offer holistic, tailor-made support services to our patients from our Sydney and Wollongong clinics. We provide therapy, counselling, nursing and other services to address psychological issues so you can work toward making healthier choices for a more rewarding and happier life. 

 We can help with addictions, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, autism, depression, PMS, PTSD, relationship problems and stress using evidence-based solutions that encourage you to achieve your goals.

Our services are designed to meet individual needs and provide a wide range of solutions, including: 

Educational Programs

12-week programs to demonstrate how you can help your wellbeing through sleep hygiene, diet and more. You can attend for all sessions or just the ones that interest or may benefit you. Visit our ‘Kickstart’ Program page to find more information. 

Neurofeedback

A non-invasive treatment to train brain activity and manage heart rate, muscle tension and other physiological signs to minimise anxiety, biofeedback is an emerging therapy that can be done in the comfort of your own home.  

Health and Wellness Integration

Improving emotional wellbeing by enhancing the connections between brain and body is a proven therapy that yields excellent results. 

Group Programs

For intellectually or physically disabled patients, highly structured our group program encourage the development of transferable skills to social and potentially work situations.  

Other Services Offered at our Wollongong based clinic

We can bring our services directly to the community or workplace, including correction centres, group homes, and for some therapies, straight to our patients’ homes. We also provide employee assistance programs, performance enhancement programs and medico-legal reports.  

Intern Placement

DFS offers intern placements to provisional psychologists, Occupational Therapy students and business management students.

We have a team of fully trained and accredited professionals who work together collaboratively to offer holistic, tailor-made support services to our clients.

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