Why should I see a registered psychologist?
Psychologists study the way people feel, think, behave and interact. They aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote emotional wellbeing through a variety of strategies and therapies. Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, and have studied the brain, memory, learning and human development. Psychologists can assist people who are having difficulty managing their emotions.
All psychologists are legally required to register with the Psychology Board of Australia, in the same way medical practitioners must be registered. This means that they must be competent and follow a strict Code of Conduct.
Not all counsellors or therapists are registered psychologists. Seeing someone who is registered ensures you receive high quality ethical treatment and a rebate from Medicare with a mental health care plan.
PROVIDING COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION