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Dip Teach, BA Hons (Psych), PhD (Psych) MAPS
Bookings available at: Melbourne CBD
Melissa is an experienced Clinical and Counselling Psychologist who has worked in diverse contexts including hospitals, private practice, universities and rural settings. She has held positions at the University of Newcastle, University of Melbourne and La Trobe University where she combined research and practice in Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychology. In addition, she has also worked in a number of private practices in both NSW and Victoria and is a supervisor for registrars seeking endorsement for Clinical and Counselling specialisations.
Melissa appreciates that each person presents with unique circumstances and she works collaboratively with individuals to customise goals that will foster positive outcomes. She has expertise and knowledge in evidence- based practice and uses a range of approaches to assist people achieve optimum outcomes.
Melissa believes that our early experiences often shape our thoughts and behaviours and works with clients to understand how some of these patterns can be modified to reduce tensions and stress associated with daily living and more significant life stressors. She draws on a variety of evidence- based interventions, using an eclectic approach to each person’s issues. In particular, she uses attachment theories, CBT, ACT and Schema Therapy to help her clients identify and modify patterns of thought and behaviour that may not be useful when dealing with stress in a variety of contexts and the more significant challenges of life.