Joseph Degeling is a psychologist providing professional development training, parent seminars, talks as well as supervision services for other mental health workers, including provisional psychologists.

You will find more information on these services within this website.

What is a psychologist?

Psychologists are expert health professionals who have many years of study and training in human behaviour and development, as well as in how people think, feel, behave and react. They apply this expertise using reliable, ethical and scientifically supported methods. All psychologists practice under a stringent ethical code, as set out by the Psychology Board of Australia.

When would I see a psychologist?

It is common for people with a psychological problem to feel that they are all alone – however, results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (2007) report that in any 12 month period, 20% of Australians suffer from a mental illness. Up to 45% of Australians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetime.

There may be many different reasons why people see a psychologist. A psychologist can help you if:

  • You often feel sad, struggle to find pleasure in life and find it hard to get motivated
  • You are constantly worried, anxious and stressed and this interferes with your enjoyment of life
  • You’re in a relationship that is suffering from a loss of trust, feelings of resentment, repeated arguments or a lack of intimacy
  • You lack self confidence and/or self esteem and this stops you from doing the things you want
  • Your life is ‘out-of-balance’
  • You’re struggling being a parent and find it hard to deal with your child or teenager’s behaviour
  • You feel stuck – have tried to make changes but can’t make any real or lasting progress.