(Clinical Psychologists and General Psychologists)
What does a Clinical Psychologist or General Psychologist do for you?
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
It’s a common misconception that only the mentally ill people go to a clinical psychologist or general psychologist. In fact, the bulk of psychologists help mentally healthy people function better. For people who experience illness, stress, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties, and other such problems, a psychologist is able to teach coping strategies and help with the coping process.
Psychologists cannot prescribe medication, but in many cases, the treatments provided by psychologists have been shown to be just as good, and sometimes better than drugs, especially when it comes to treating issues like depression and anxiety. Although, for many people it’s a combination of treatment and medication that produces the best results.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist. But, if you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Psychologists without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs. Any General Practitioner can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner including Psychologists.
How our psychologists can help you
The psychologists we have on our team have undergone specialised training in assessing and diagnosing major mental illnesses, as well as other psychological problems.
Through their specialist training, they are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical and compensation areas and they do this through the application of scientific research and psychological theory to solve psychological problems. As everyone is so different, the approach and solution are tailored to your needs and situation.
Our psychologists can provide help for:
This list is by no means comprehensive, but it does list the most common ways a psychologist can help.
Psychology has quite a broad scope. It is the science of behaviour and the mind. It includes the study of unconscious and conscious phenomena, as well as thought and feeling. In pursing their studies, psychologists are endeavouring to understand the emergent properties of the human brain as well as a range of other phenomena which are linked to the brain’s emergent properties – all of which means they are part of a larger neuro-scientific group of researchers looking to understand how the human brain works. More specifically, they are looking to understand groups and individuals by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
Psychology is a social science. Researchers and practitioners in this field can be classified as a behavioural, cognitive or social scientist or a psychologist. These scientists don’t just look at your brain. Rather they attempt to understand the role of an individual’s mental functions and social behaviour in relation to their biological and physiological processes – this then helps a psychologist to understand the underlining behaviours and cognitive functions.
Psychologists explore mental processes and behaviours such as emotion, perception, attention, cognition, subjective experiences, intelligence, personality, brain function, motivation and other behavioural and mental processes. Psychology is not only about helping individuals – it is also about improving group and couple interactions by looking at family resilience, psychological resilience and other areas. While the majority of psychologists are engaged in a therapeutic role in school settings, counselling, and clinics, many also do scientific research around mental processes and behaviours.
Using National Telemedicine Doctor’s telehealth platform, you can now consult an Australian Medical Board-certified doctor/health practitioner any day by phone or video in the comfort of our own home or office – a consultation with National Telemedicine Doctors is an effective and convenient alternative, when a face-to-face consultation is not possible. During your consultation your National Telemedicine Doctor/health practitioner will advise you if an in-person visit to a health practitioner is required.
OUR SERVICES – IN BRIEF
The following health practitioners including allied health professionals are currently working through National Telemedicine Doctor’s platform –
working through our platform
|Podiatrists ||Specialist Referrals|
|Clinical Psychologists||Allied Health Referrals |
|General Psychologists||Pathology Referrals|
|General Practitioners (GPs)|
Click here or on the links above to access detailed information about all the common types of services offered at National Telemedicine Doctors.
Stay home if you feel unwell, have a fever, cough or experience difficulty breathing to protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections to others. Telehealth can help during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you can’t leave home during the coronavirus outbreak you can still consult a qualified Australian-registered general practitioner, by using the National Telemedicine Doctors online platform.