Clinical Psychology

Clinical PsychologyA clinical psychologist helps you to assess, diagnose and manage problems with emotions, behavior or interpersonal relationships. By regaining balance in your emotional state, you will lead a happier life.

With a minimum of six years university training, psychologists deliver evidence-based techniques and specialised therapies to help people manage their lives.

Psychologists help all kinds of people

Psychologists are not just experts at understanding and assisting with mental illness, they support all kinds of people.  The aim of psychological treatment is to improve overall functioning and to encourage both physical and mental health across all areas of life.

What does it involve?

Psychotherapy is based on talking through your concerns, and frequently practicing behavioral or thought techniques over the course of a number of sessions. The length of therapy depends on the complexity of the problem.

Psychologists are trained to provide a wide range of therapies to help you with your symptoms or improve overall well-being. These therapies are evidence-based, meaning they are well supported by research.

Does 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.

Claim your treatment through HicapsHicaps private health insurance claiming may be available on your treatment. We recommend you contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim.

Birch Psychology

Birch Psychology are a highly experienced team of Clinical Psychologists practicing within The Urban Alchemist. Birch treat adolescents and adults experiencing a range of issues.  These include 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 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 Psychologist
Sarax Axford, Clinical Psychologist

To 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.