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Mark McHugh - Clinical Psychologist

Mark McHugh  Clinical Psychologist   

Mark McHugh
Clinical Psychologist  

Mark McHugh is an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in private and public hospitals and in private practice for over 10 years.

He provided diagnosis and treatment for patients with elicit substance abuse, prescription medications and alcohol addiction at Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services.

Mark provided psychological treatment with patients experiencing depression and anxiety related to acute physical injuries and chronic pain/diseases at Gold Coast Hospital, Orthopaedics.

He is experienced in working in Primary Care Mental Health with acute and chronic mental health patients. He provided care in assessment, diagnosis and treatment at the Continuing Care Team and Acute Care Team Queensland Health Gold Coast Service District.

His significant experience in private practice began with work form Palm Beach Currumbin Private Hospital ( Gold Coast) and Belmont Private Hospital (Brisbane ). working with outpatients in continuing treatment of substance abuse and trauma.

On returning to Adelaide he worked at Hampstead Rehabilitation Hospital in the orthopaedics unit, spinal unit and amputees unit.

Now at PsychWell as the principal and senior clinical Psychologist he and his firm provide psychological services in private practice across the broad spectrum of psychological problems.

Mark is a Masters qualified clinical psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) with clinical endorsement. A full member of the Australian Psychological Society ( APS) and a member of the Clinical College of Psychologists and special interest groups in alcohol and the drugs abuse and rehabilitation services. A member of the International Studies of Traumatic Stress Studies ( ISTSS) and the Australian Society Hypnosis (ASH). He holds a contract with the Veterans and Veterans Family Counselling Service, department of Veteran Affairs.

Mark is a very good communicator, he provides quality, timely diagnosis, evidence based treatment and assessment reports for people experiencing psychological difficulties.

His special interests include people with substance abuse,trauma and post traumatic stress (also adolescents with trauma),chronic pain management, adjustment problems with anxiety and depression, rehabilitation from work injury and accidents.

Psych Difficulties

Whether you or your loved one is suffering stress, distress, anxiety or the darkness of depression we can help.

PsychWell also provide assessment reports assisting in criminal, civil, Psycho-legal reports, risk assessments for children, registration boards etc.

Accessing treatment is very affordable, where your GP can provide Medicare access through a Mental Health Care Plan, Veterans Affairs (VVCS), WorkCover, Private Insurance, Motor Accident Commission (MAC). Conveniently located in Croydon SA, Adelaide, Western Suburbs.

Psych Approach

 Seeking to change can be a very difficult process to navigate alone when you’re experiencing a difficult psychological process. If you are having difficulty with psychological distress or depression we have  quality evidence based treatment to resolve difficulties.Psychological treatment involves therapy aimed at adjusting thinking, behaviour and regulating emotions, to return you, to your normal level of psychological wellness.

Where as doctors and psychiatrists prescribe medications as treatment. On occasions, it can be helpful to combine both methods of treatment to obtain lasting sustainable improvements. Overtime, with your medical physician, medication can often be reduced following a sustained period of recovery after treatment. (Discussed with your medical provider)

Psych Wellness

Achieving psychological wellness is provided with an easy to talk with, genuine, caring practitioner, who listens to your problems. We use a client centred approach, which means that you drive the process of change. Using tried and proven treatments that are effective and used in the number of sessions of a plan developed specifically for you. So that you can obtain Psychological Wellness.

Psych Organisation

People in their own business, in professional firms and organisations can experience a variety of difficulties at work.

Whether difficulties managing restructuring, managing difficult staff members, substance abuse, critical incident management, redundancy interviews or bullying is an issue, PsychWell can offer solutions.

Coaching for individuals is available for managing of stress, career and life balance.