Clinical Psychology

Why Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologists are specialists with a minimum of six years university training. They are able assess, diagnose and treat mental illnesses and problems with emotional, behavioural or interpersonal functioning. Clinical psychology delivers evidence-based techniques and specialised therapies in order to effectively treat these problems.  A Clinical Psychologist applies psychological theory to the circumstances of the individual to ensure the best outcome.

Clinical Psychologists frequently support people without a diagnosed mental illness to improve their functioning and pursue physical and mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan. They are trained to provide a wide range of psychological therapies to achieve improvement in psychological symptoms or wellbeing.

These therapies are evidence-based, meaning they are well supported by research. Psychotherapy is based on talking through your concerns, and frequently practising behavioural, or thought techniques over the course of a number of sessions. The length of therapy depends on the complexity of the problem.

Can a Clinical Psychologist prescribe medication?

Clinical Psychologists do not prescribe medication. However, they will recommend you see your GP or a Psychiatrist if they believe medication could be included as part of your treatment.

Referrals & Medicare rebates

You do not need a referral to see a Clinical Psychologist, however Medicare rebates are available for up to ten sessions per year with a referral from your GP. Hicaps private health insurance claiming is also available on Clinical Psychology.

Birch Psychology

Birch Psychology are experienced Clinical Psychologists practicing within The Urban Alchemist. Birch treat adolescents and adults experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, relationship and workplace issues, parenting, and problems arising from cancer or other health concerns. Follow this link to learn more about Birch Psychology.

Sarah Axford

Sarah Axford is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience practicing within The Urban Alchemist. Sarah treats older adolescents and adults in areas of self growth, anxiety, relationships, addictive behaviours, depression, stress, grief, phobias, trauma, anger and shame.

Sarax Axford - Clinical Psychoogist
Sarax Axford – Clinical Psychoogist

Make an appointment

Please call Birch Psychology on 0431 703 244 to discuss your needs and arrange a convenient time to attend.

Contact Sarah Axford directly on 0467 382 122, or alternatively, contact The Urban Alchemist on  9347 9247 to book.