Finding the right psychologist is not easy but it is essential to a positive outcome.
At Psychology Melbourne we do not simply assign you to the first available psychologist. We personally match you to a skilled clinician who is an expert in your issues.
Therapy is an intimate experience and research shows repeatedly that a good therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in successful therapy.
At our clinic we offer a full program of therapeutic services:
You will be working with a dedicated team of accredited experienced psychologists and professional staff in a relaxed and confidential setting, whether in-person or online.
All our psychologists are bound by a strict code of confidentiality and ethics, and you will be treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity.
Let us tailor the right program for you!
Psychology Melbourne’s one-hour Personal Matching & Assessment session sets individuals and couples on the right track for the best outcomes in therapy. Our small team of highly trained Matching & Assessment psychologists understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
Before the session you will be asked to complete psychological tests. Completing these promptly before your appointment is essential.
For individuals, your matching psychologist will take a brief personal history and:
For couples, your matching psychologist will take a brief personal history from you both and:
If you have any concerns about your matches, our team can provide a second match for you. However, in general 95% of our matches are successful.
A full report is sent to your matched psychologist/s to assist them in developing a therapy program for your counselling. You can find out more about our personal matching sessions here.
One-on-one counselling provides individuals, couples, and families with a safe place to work through their personal or psychological problems.
In your first session your psychologist will: review your matching report; request clarification or further details about aspects of your personal history; and review your test results in more depth.
Based on this discussion, your psychologist will develop a therapy program that will outline:
Achieving behaviour change in therapy, like any other endeavor, requires commitment and perseverance. Regular and consistent appointments are especially important for the success of your therapy program.
Too many people drop out of therapy before their goals are met and too many couples leave it too late to get help.
Please note: Medicare provides 10 one-on-one counselling rebates per calendar year if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
Psychological testing is often needed to diagnose conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism stress disorder (ASD), mental health disorders, and other cognitive abilities, like memory and learning disorders and IQ.
Psychology Melbourne provides a range of tests and assessments, including screening tests and full tests. Our online screening tests are designed to identify early symptoms of a particular disorder and indicate whether full testing is required.
Full test programs, available for adults, adolescents, and children, are administered, scored, and interpreted by trained psychologists and can be done online or face-to-face.
A full test program includes:
You can learn more about our screeners and full tests here.
Group work is evidence based with proven clinical effectiveness. It can follow individual counselling or be a first port of call for people with prior counselling experience.
Groups provide the opportunity to discuss and practice new behaviours in a safe and confidential place with support and constructive feedback and from an experienced group psychologist.
Our groups of 6 to 8 participants with similar issues meet for one hour a week over 4- 6 weeks. Extended sessions are available if the group wants to continue.
Regularly talking and listening to others helps put your problems in perspective. It can be a relief to hear that you are not the only one going through the same difficulties.
Groups give you valuable access to experienced psychologists at a reduced cost. You can find out more about our groups here.
Please note Medicare provides 10 group rebates per calendar year in addition to the 10 counselling rebates if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).
Psychology Melbourne’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has helped hundreds of employees from over 500 companies who have signed up to our program. The program offers employees funded, confidential, short-term professional counselling which may also include personal and family members.
Our team of more than 40 psychologists provide solution-focused counselling and coaching for employees with personal and work-related issues. Our unique EAP packages diminish administration and reduce the cost of consultations by 5%.
You can learn more about our EAP programs and workshops here.