Depression is a persistent lowering of mood that causes physical and psychological symptoms which interfere with your ability to function daily. 1 in 7 Australians will experience depression at some point in their life. The good news is that psychological treatment is highly effective in reducing or eliminating symptoms of depression so that you can get back to life as normal.
Stress/ anger management
We all experience stress and anger due to stimuli in our home, work or social lives. While these emotions are normal, they can manifest into more serious problems such as anxiety or depression. Psychologists at COPE help you manage stress and anger and give you strategies to overcome them.
People can develop dependencies to drugs, alcohol and other activities such as gambling for a variety of reasons. It can be a symptom of underlying psychological trauma, which if left untreated, can cause long-term negative effects to a person’s health and wellbeing. A psychologist can help you get on top of addictive behaviours and get your life back on track.
Many people often experience low self-esteem from time to time which affects our overall psychological well-being. Low self-esteem can interfere with various aspects of life such as work, relationships and wellbeing and can be a symptom of depression, anxiety or other psychological disorders. A psychologist can help you to regain control of your self-esteem and help you understand the causes and roots of the issue.
Relationships are one of the most important aspects of life. When healthy, they provide fulfilment and joy. However, chronic relationship conflict can impact other areas of life for both partners, and can quickly become unhealthy if left unresolved. A clinical psychologist can work with couples to help them understand feelings and conflicts and help them regain control of their relationship.
Insomnia is one of the most common psychological issues. Ongoing sleeping problems can impact on your daily functioning and the excessive worry that it causes can lead to subsequent anxiety and depression. If you are experiencing insomnia, it is a good idea to contact a psychologist so that they can help you find the root of the problem and overcome it.
Child behavioural and emotional problems
Children can experience various difficulties as they go through different developmental stages, including reading/intellectual, social or emotional difficulties. Children can experience mental health issues similar to adults, such as anxiety, depression, conduct disorder, eating disorders and ADHD to name a few. If you believe your child may be struggling in any way, it is a good idea to take them to see a psychologist.
A personality disorder refers to a way of thinking, feeling, and/or behaving which deviates from the cultural and social expectations inherent within an individual’s environment, which then causes distress or problems with functioning lasting over an extended period of time. People with personality disorders find it hard to change their behaviour or adapt to different situations.
Reports and assessments
We conduct a number of comprehensive assessments, including intellectual functioning, personality and emotional assessment, autism assessments and ADHD assessments. We can also prepare psychological or legal reports for third parties if required. Contact us for more information.