Making psychology in Melbourne work for you
The expert team of clinical and counselling psychologists at Psychology Melbourne can help you achieve profound and lasting change at minimal out-of-pocket cost.
We work hard to ensure our clients enjoy affordable counselling. Our psychologists use techniques that are fast and effective and backed by solid evidence from the science of brain imaging and neuropsychotherapy. Modern psychology produces positive changes in the human brain without drugs and their disturbing side-effects. Our system is focused on making psychology work for you and if you are looking for someone to help your company or organisation with the latest techniques in organisational psychology, Employee Assistance Programs, coaching or psychometrics, we can show you how to make psychology work for your business.
Research shows that in personal counselling, the match between a client and a therapist is vital to the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
We don't leave that to chance. An initial consultation with one of our most senior Melbourne psychologists will match you with a psychologist whose approach and methods are right for you. They will tell you what to expect and answer all your questions.
And because experience means better outcomes, we ensure our psychologists have a minimum of seven years of successful practice and have demonstrated high levels of competence and sensitivity to their clients' needs. Some have been successfully working for more than 20 years with clients, many of whom stay in touch and regard them as the key contributors to watershed changes in their lives.
Our psychologists include specialists in relationship issues, anxiety and depression, grief counselling, weight management, stress, anger management, child psychology, career and development issues, sexual problems, life coaching, diabetes coaching and other issues.
We also have a small, highly experienced team of executive coaches.
We use CBT, positive psychology - the so-called "science of happiness" - and other strategies that have been proven in research studies to produce the best results. They can literally change the brain, clearing away old patterns of behaviour.
What our Melbourne clinical psychologists & counsellors can offer you
- Immediate appointments including weekend and evening sessions at our practices in the Melbourne CBD and Albert Park.
- All our Melbourne psychologists are registered so you can claim a Medicare rebate of up to 75 per cent of your fees, with a GP's referral.
- Individual, couple and family consultations, affordable classes, a specialised couples counselling program for couples who feel stuck and unable to improve their relationships and an effective, evidence-based weight management program that can help you when diets don't work.
- A specialist sex therapy program for men and women.
Phone (03) 9629 1001 for an initial consultation or email our friendly receptionists.
Psychology classes with Medicare rebates
We also offer a range of classes delivered by our Melbourne psychologists so you can learn effective new skills and strategies without the expense of individual sessions. Our classes are carefully designed to improve your life skills, allow you to better manage your emotions, and adopt new behaviours.
They are not "group therapy". They are structured classroom-style sessions where you will learn proven techniques and practise them in a supportive class environment.
Medicare rebates are available for eligible class participants.
Book in early if you want to reserve a place!
Medicare rebates for Psychology Melbourne clients
You can recover up to 75 per cent of the cost of our counselling through Medicare rebates and private health insurance. We can explain how to obtain a referral in the form of a Mental Health Care Plan, from your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician.
From December 31st 2012, the number of counselling sessions eligible people can receive through Medicare is 10 individual sessions per calendar year. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions. You may also receive up to 10 group therapy sessions or skills classes in a calendar year. Psychology Melbourne offers a program of cost-effective classes which will give you valuable tools and skills.
To get a referral you will need to make an appointment with your GP to complete a Mental Health Care Plan. It is important to tell the doctor's receptionist that you are requesting a referral to a psychologist as the GP needs approximately 30 minutes to discuss the plan with you and fill in the required paperwork.