Psychiatry

Psychiatry is a medical specialty.  It involves the diagnosis, management and treatment of mental disorders which can present in the form illnesses, conditions and the complex interphase between the physical and mental realms.

Psychiatrists are medical specialists and have to graduate from medical school and undergo specialist training to qualify as a specialist.  In Australia and New Zealand the governing qualifying body is the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

We provide specialist psychiatry consultations across a broad range of issues and ages.  Where beneficial, we co-manage patients with other medical practitioners, psychologists, mental health nurses or other allied health providers to provide a broader, discipline-specific intervention.

Psychology

Psychology is the practice of the art of psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy is a broad term to include different types of therapy modalities, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to name a few.  Different psychological issues require different types of therapy.

There is a tendency in this day and age to have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to psychotherapy.  At The Shrink Company we believe that every person and situation is unique and that is why we seek to identify the right therapy, for the right person, in the right situation, and at the right time.   Our psychologists work alongside your referring doctor and in many cases alongside our psychiatrists to provide holistic care.  After all, all current evidence supports the benefits of concurrent psychiatric and psychological intervention in providing the best and quickest positive outcomes.

Our Specialties

We are a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners with a wide breadth of specialties. We see children, adults, older persons and people with disabilities across various circumstances.

Psychiatry & Psychology

We see a wide variety of mood & anxiety disorders, trauma, addictions to name a few

Old Age Psychiatry

We sub-specialising in Psychiatry of Old Age, including dementia and cognitive disorders

Youth & Adolescents

We work with young people requires more than a special set of skills.

Perinatal & Infant

We believe perinatal issues include the dads too. We provide services to support the needs of either, or both parents.

Chronic Psychosis

We help those who fall between the cracks.

Treatment Resistant Depression

We bringing new hope with new treatment modalities