Psychology

SPsychology-PhotoPsychology is the scientific study of how people behave, think and feel.

Psychologists are different from psychiatrists.

Psychologists deal with people in their everyday lives to help them function better and to prevent the development of problems in mental and physical health while psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialise in the treatment of mental illnesses. Their training in medicine means that they may prescribe drugs in treatment.
Some of the issues that psychologists assess and manage include:

  • Developmental disorders e.g., Autism
  • Fears, phobias, and anxiety problems
  • Improving relationships between people
  • Eating and weight control problems
  • Stress (including teasing, bullying, isolation, school performance)
  • Depression and grief
  • Children’s learning and behavioural difficulties
  • IQ and psychometric assessments
  • Sleeping problems
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Chronic pain

Meet our Clinical Psychologist:

Kerry Schweigert – appointments on Monday (all children and adolescents)

Sophia Zervos – appointments on Thursday (pre-school children aged less than 6 years)