Here at The Practice Bundanoon, we recognise the vital importance of mental health and well-being in overall health, which is why we are pleased to offer specialised psychology and mental health services.
Among our esteemed staff members is Dr. Peter Seligman, our resident psychologist. Dr. Seligman offers specialised mental health services on Tuesday afternoons and throughout the day on Wednesdays. Additionally, the practice’s General Practitioners (GPs) are trained to provide assistance, referrals, and establish mental health plans, ensuring comprehensive care for patients in need.
Some of the mental health services offered at The Practice Bundanoon include:
- Psychological Assessments: Dr. Seligman conducts comprehensive assessments to understand patients’ mental health concerns, identify potential diagnoses, and develop appropriate treatment plans. These assessments involve gathering relevant information, conducting interviews, and utilizing validated assessment tools to gain a thorough understanding of the patient’s condition.
- Individual Therapy: Dr. Seligman offers evidence-based therapy tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Through a range of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, or mindfulness-based interventions, he helps patients explore their thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns. Individual therapy sessions provide a confidential space for patients to work towards positive change, develop coping strategies, and enhance overall well-being.
- Mental Health Plans and Referrals: All of our GPs at The Practice Bundanoon are equipped to provide help and referrals for mental health concerns. They can assess patients’ mental health needs, establish mental health plans, and refer patients to appropriate specialists or psychologists like Dr. Seligman for further support. This collaborative approach ensures patients receive comprehensive care and access to the appropriate resources.
- Collaborative Care: The Practice Bundanoon believes in a collaborative approach to mental health care. Dr. Seligman and the GPs work together to ensure continuity of care, sharing information, and collaborating on treatment plans. This ensures that patients receive integrated care that addresses both their mental health concerns and any physical health needs they may have.
Our psychologist, Dr. Peter Seligman also has a particular interest in providing support and counseling to individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, promoting mental well-being and fostering a safe space for self-discovery and acceptance.
If you are seeking support for mental health concerns, personal growth, or emotional well-being, we encourage you to reach out to The Practice Bundanoon to schedule an appointment. Our compassionate psychology and mental health team are here to support you on your journey towards emotional well-being and a fulfilling life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Psychology & Mental Health
If you’re experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress, or if your daily functioning is being significantly impacted, it may be beneficial to seek mental health services. Additionally, if you’re facing difficulties in relationships, coping with life changes, or struggling with self-esteem, a mental health professional can provide support.
Yes, confidentiality is a crucial aspect of mental health services. Your sessions and any information you share with your psychologist or therapist are protected by professional ethics and privacy laws. Your information will not be shared without your explicit consent, except in specific situations where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.
The duration of therapy varies for each person and depends on factors such as the nature of the issue, your goals, and your level of engagement in the therapeutic process. Some individuals may experience positive changes within a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy. Your therapist will discuss expectations and progress with you along the way.
Mental health services are often covered by insurance plans, but coverage can vary depending on your insurance provider and specific plan. It is recommended to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage, including any copayments or deductibles you may be responsible for.
Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a list of highly recommended psychologists in the local area.
If you’re in crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 000 or a local mental health crisis hotline or a national suicide prevention hotline. These services are available 24/7 and can provide immediate support and guidance.
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au
13YARN: Speak to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis supporter on 13 92 76 or visit 13yarn.org.au