What to expect from Psychotherapy

Listed below are some links to more information about the psychotherapy process and what to expect so you can make informed decisions.

What to expect in psychotherapy

What to expect from your first session

What is psychology?

The benefits of psychotherapy

How the patient makes therapy work

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Articles

If you would like to read more about psychodynamic psychotherapy there here are some great resources for you to start with:

A systematic review of the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy can be found here.

An article about how psychodynamic psychotherapy can bring lasting change can be found here.

A web-page about psychodynamic psychotherapy can be found here.

An article touching on the core principles of this approach can be found here.


Other Psychology Resources

For Mental Health Emergencies contact:

  • Barwon Health Access Team – 1300 094 187
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Suicide Helpline – 1300 651 251

Links to other community resources
Tip sheets for common disorders