• Relationships – communication, infidelity, and relationship dissatisfaction
  • Family breakdown, including divorce and related difficulties
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Support for families and carers affected by mental illness or physical illness
  • Peri- and post-natal depression
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety, including social anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety and perfectionism
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress and burnout
  • Difficulties of adjustment to life transitions
  • Career challenges – return from parental leave, career change, redundancy
  • Work/life balance
  • Working with cultural diversity, cultural values and beliefs
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  • Years in Practice: 20 years
  • School: Swinburne University
  • Year Graduated: 2005


  • Membership: Member, Australian Psychological Society, member since 1998
  • Member, APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
  • Member, APS Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Interest Group
  • Member, Melbourne Community for Emotionally-Focused Therapy (MCEFT)


  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Attachment-based Family Therapy
  • Gottman Marital Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Supportive Psychodynamic Therapy (with focus on Attachment Theory)
  • Life Skills Learning/Psycho-education/Symptom Management
Dr Mariel Sanchez-Rockliffe Melbourne Psychologist

Dr Mariel Sanchez-Rockliffe

Counselling Psychologist


Bookings available at:
Melbourne CBD on Wednesdays & Thursdays
Richmond on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays

Maybe you find yourself constantly stressed, anxious, angry or sad. Maybe your personal relationships are suffering. Your life just isn’t working. You know something’s wrong, but you don’t know what it is or what to do about it.

I can help you acquire the insight to see your difficulties for what they are—to see the world and your place in it through new eyes. In this way you can chart a way through to achieve lasting change.

I am registered psychologist with twenty years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families.

I offer a friendly and practical approach that creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore your problems and foster positive change. Drawing on my own experience of life transitions I bring a personal perspective, and as a migrant myself I relate to different cultural backgrounds.

I am particularly qualified in helping individuals, couples and families sort through the issues and dysfunctional patterns that prevent them enjoying their relationships. Troubled relationships can be reinvigorated by clear minds to regain the openness, joy and flow that are the hallmarks of health.