team work with people who have serious physical injuries, chronic pain,
head injuries, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and sexual
difficulties. Some members of the team work with people who have
experiences such as sexual abuse or drug and alcohol problems.
Whatever the problem, our objective is to find our clients the right
member of the team to help them with their difficulties.
we offer an assessment and treatment service that is focused on the
needs and the goals of the client. All treatments are monitored
to ensure the best outcome.
the following clinical psychology services:
For ACC Case Managers
and General Practitioners, Talkingpoint is registered to provide the
following contracted services.
Psychological Services: Our team works with clients who have
developed psychological problems following a physical injury.
This may include problems with depression or anxiety, post traumatic
stress or difficulties adjusting to changes bought about by the physical
injury. This may include working with people individually or along
side family members.
For people who have sustained a brain injury a neuropsychological assessment
helps by assessing the impact of the injury of a persons day to day
functioning. This includes assessing their short and long term
memory, concentration, attention, and planning and decision making abilities
as well as any changes to their personality. Often it is helpful
for clients, their family and employer to understand what impact the
injury has had and how new strategies can assist them with their difficulties.
Pain Psychological Services:
This contract works specifically with people who have ongoing pain as
a result of their physical injury. The psychologist will help
the client learn about their pain and look at ways of managing this
and the changes it can cause to their day to day life. Often the
psychologist will work with a client, their physiotherapist, General
Practitioner and Pain specialist.
Diagnostic and Assessment Treatment:
ACC Case Managers at the Sensitive Claims Unit in Wellington ask our
team to provide independent assessments for clients receiving sexual
abuse counselling. The aim of this assessment is to help ACC ensure
that the client is getting the right help.
Social Development (WINZ) and Hauora Primary Health Organisation Psychology
Scheme. This initiative is aimed at providing psychological
assistance to people on sickness and invalids benefits that have problems
with depression, anxiety or stress. The team works to help people
improve their mental wellbeing and along side WINZ Case Managers assist
them back into the workforce. Following an initial assessment
with one of the team, clients can access up to six free sessions.