Other mental health problems, Essendon

At Essendon psychology clinic Buckley Consulting Group, our psychologists offer counselling, therapy and management strategies to people dealing with other illnesses including psychotic disorders.

Psychotic disorders including Schizophrenia can be frightening and are most common in the late adolescent years and in young adults. Psychosis is a condition where the functioning of an individual’s brain is severely disrupted, affecting that person’s thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviour. People with psychotic disorders often experience symptoms including hallucinations and delusions. Treatment includes symptom monitoring, cognitive behavioural therapy, supportive psychotherapy and relapse prevention, often in combination with medication.

Psychotic illnesses include First Episode Psychosis, Brief Psychotic Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and Substance-Induced Disorder.

These illnesses can cause stress and grief for individuals, couples, marriages and families and getting professional help and counselling for their treatment and management is important. Please contact us on (03) 9337 7848 for more information or to make an appointment with a counsellor.