Divorce counselling

How to get started

Find the right Psychologist

Most of our psychologists work in the Melbourne CBD Clinic, and the rest in different locations across Melbourne. You can find out all about our psychologists – when, where and what issues they work with – on our online booking portal or you can call our reception on 03 96291001.

Personal Matching

We recommend that your first step is a Personal Matching appointment. Research shows that the key to successful outcomes is the relationship between client and psychologist. At Psychology Melbourne, we don't leave that to chance. We offer a personal matching session with one of our trained Matching Psychologists who will expertly choose the right psychologist for you and your issues.

Fees & rebates

GP Referral

All our psychologists are registered with Medicare, allowing clients with a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from their GP to receive a substantial rebate.

Note that you do not require a referral from a GP unless you intend to claim a Medicare rebate.

Find out more about MHCP Medicare rebate.

Information for referring GPs

Opening hours

Reception is open:
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 7 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
closed public holidays

After hours appointments may also be available.

Find out more about our counselling hours and appointments.

Phone & video counselling

If you are can't get to the clinic, you can use our secure phone and video counselling services. This allows you to get expert, effective psychological help from your home, but also from work or your hotel room when you’re interstate or overseas.

FAQs

See answers to frequently asked questions about our clinics, treatment, EAP, fees and rebates.

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"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

—Helen Keller

A separation or divorce can be a tough time for those involved. It can often have effects similar to the death of a close relative or dear friend. It is natural to feel grief and sadness for a period of time following a separation, as there has certainly been a loss of a part of your life, and it will take some time to readjust.

As well as having to cope with the emotional side of a separation, there are also practical issues to deal with. These can include organising new homes for the people involved, deciding on custody issues if there are young children in the family, and splitting up finances. These tasks in themselves can be emotionally trying.

Despite its difficulty, divorce and separation are very common. Our team at Psychology Melbourne are highly experienced in mediating divorce and assisting people through the difficulties and practicalities of the separation.

Common feelings and reactions

Physical

Cognitive

Emotional

Please be aware that all of these reactions are a normal grief response, and are all relative to the changes that are occurring. It is important not to repress these feelings, but also understand when you need help and support.

Strategies to help manage divorce or separation

Try to avoid:

When to seek professional assistance

Psychology Melbourne has a team of highly experienced psychologists who specialise in separation and divorce counselling. If you feel you are unable to cope (extreme sleep of appetite disturbance, feelings of hopelessness, inability to work or study), make an appointment to see one of our psychologists. Psychology Melbourne psychologists can assist with making decisions around separation, dealing with the emotional consequences and adjusting to a new life after separation. We offer both single and paired counselling at Psychology Melbourne to assist with all stages of the separation.

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