What is Psychology?

Psychology is both a science and a profession, devoted to understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn.

As a profession, the goal of psychology is not just to study human thinking and behaviour, but to put that knowledge into practice, to help people solve day-to-day problems and improve quality of life.

Psychologists are devoted to helping people find solutions to real life problems such as improving mental health and wellbeing, learning, performance and relationships.


Who are our Psychologists?

We have two highly experienced Psychologists at Southside.

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Sally Skewes (Clinical Psychologist)

Elizabeth Anderson (Registered Psychologist)

Do you need a referral from your GP?

Many patients are referred to Psychologists by their Doctors. However, as Psychologists are primary practitioners, you can make an appointment without a referral.

Under a Mental Health Care Plan, many clients can have up to 10 treatments per calendar year covered by Medicare. In these cases, you will need a referral from your GP.

How long will your treatment take?

All appointments run for approximately 1 hour, unless your Psychologist books you in for a shorter or longer session.

How much does it cost to see a Psychologist at Southside?

For information on fees for Sally Skewes and Elizabeth Anderson please call 1300 10 11 22.

Medicare Mental Health Care Plan fees are set and part covered by Medicare.

Common reasons people may see a Psychologist:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & loss
  • Abuse & trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Self image
  • Self esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Getting back on your feet after a life setback
  • Changing life long patterns
  • Personality disorders
  • Complex needs
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders

Treatment Techniques

Psychologists use a variety of treatments within their consultation. At Southside we offer:

  • Schema Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation

If you have any questions about the Psychology service provided at Southside Clinic please call us on 1300 10 11 22.