Psychological Counselling is used in many situations including the promotion of mental and physical health. Counselling works by helping the client objectively look at behaviours, feelings and thoughts in situations that they find troublesome. Psychological counselling can be effective in helping the client to learn more effective ways to deal with situations that they feel are stressful. There are many approaches to outpatient psychological counselling and various ways for it to take place — including individual, group or family sessions. No matter where it takes place all psychological counselling is a two-way process that works especially well when the client and their psychologist communicate openly.
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WORK COUNSELLING
Our psychologists also perform Driving Anxiety Assessments. This assessment is recommended for clients experiencing in-vehicle psychological and behavioural hyper-arousal following a motor vehicle accident. Car accidents can be a traumatic experience and can result in fear of or anxiety related to driving, being a passenger in a vehicle. Driving Reintegration program is the best approach to treat your condition and devise a personalized treatment and care plan to target any car or driving related anxiety that you may be experiencing.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit with a Psychologist will involve an assessment and clinical interview, where your Psychologist will ask you questions about the nature of your symptoms, your previous medical history and other relevant health information. Psychologist may complete a battery of psychological tests, administered on the same date, such as cBeck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Survey of Problems, PTSD Check List – Civilian Version (PCL-C) in order to gain more insight into your mental health status, and discuss your psychosocial and environmental barriers/supports that may impact your rehabilitation. Our psychologist will also assess your pain and limitations, medications, sleep, cognitive status as well as barriers to recovery.
Based on this assessment and your personal goals, your psychologist will develop an appropriate care plan.