Why Choose Us?
If you were wondering why you might choose us over another practice, here are some brief points that may be useful to consider:
Shaw Psychology is a small and focused practice where you can get our full attention. Unlike the big practices, we don't have corporate clients and aren't focused on securing the big business deals. We focus on ensuring that each client makes continued progress in their treatment and that their goals are met in each session. We follow this up by regularly tracking satisfaction and moving quickly to resolve any problems.
Shaw Psychology is accessible. We offer appointments until 7:30pm at night, three days a week and weekend appointments. We want to make sure that employment and other commitments aren't a barrier to seeking help and achieving mental health. We also provide psychological support on the telephone and online.
Shaw Psychology aims to be affordable. You shouldn't need to encounter financial difficulties when attempting to get support. Shaw Psychology has developed affordable fees for clients and we are able to accept rebates from Medicare, TAC, WorkCover, Victims of Crime, and other services that often reduces the fees.
Shaw Psychology listens to research and will prioritise a good client-psychologist relationship. Studies have shown that the relationship between a client and psychologist is the most important factor in the success of treatment. Furthermore, some international studies suggest that as many as 60 per cent of clients drop out of treatment before their goals are met, largely because early difficulties in this relationship were not identified and addressed. We will take the responsibility to identify any problems and to act immediately to ensure everything stays on track.
Shaw Psychology understands that counselling can be a difficult commitment to make and offers initial appointments to help. It can be challenging to see a psychologist, let alone define treatment goals or commit to a treatment plan. We want to ease this burden. Again, unlike the large practices, we are not trying to sell you a packaged treatment. Instead, we want to make sure you get the help you want through tailored treatments that address your concerns.