With several therapy options available for those experiencing mental health concerns, DFS is committed to being as accessible as possible. In addition to regular in-person clinical consultations we offer appointments for psychological assessments in Bathurst via Telehealth video conferencing.
DFS also offers services through a variety of funding streams. For example, we offer subsidised mental health therapy plans through Medicare. Medicare allows for up to 20 individual psychology sessions per calendar year, so long as your GP refers you.
Upon completion of your psychological assessment in Bathurst, your psychologist may recommend pursuing one or more of the following therapies:
Psychoeducation is a vital component of maintaining your mental health and wellbeing. Through psychoeducation, our clients learn about the impact their mental health has on their daily life. By recognising how mental health influences their behaviour, changes can be adopted to eliminate negative, incorrect, or false beliefs and thinking styles.
Psychoeducation is a valuable tool that encourages clients to have a greater awareness of their strengths, positive thinking styles, feelings, and emotions. This supports clients by providing a better way of coping with adversity and responding to life’s challenges.
Are you seeking a Behaviour Support Plan or requiring a Functional Behaviour Analysis? Our clinicians are specialists in positive behaviour support – offering training and implementation support throughout one’s therapy. Through this, we create significant behavioural changes in our clients. Our multidisciplinary approach to holistic case management is most often underpinned by our Behaviour Support Plans.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Best suited to clients seeking to take small but effective steps towards positive behaviour change, cognitive behavioural therapy is a slow, steady process. Using visualisation, practised changes, repetitive dialogue and more, clients can change their negative or limiting habits.
By changing how we think and behave, we can experience better control over how we feel.
Often used as a companion therapy to other approaches, hypnotherapy helps to direct and focus a client’s attention. This creates familiarity with new perspectives and understandings, which can then make responses and reactions more positive.