Health and wellness

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

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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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

—Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Mental health and physical health

Being mentally healthy allows us to enjoy life, cope with everyday stress, have positive relationships, and work towards greater goals. Although mental health and physical health are very different, it does not make sense to think of them as independent from one another.

You may notice that when your physical health declines, as does your mental health, and vice versa. This is because psychological factors influence bodily processes, as well as lifestyle habits putting people at risk of certain physical illnesses.

For example, chronic pain conditions can be very demoralising and have higher incidences of depression in chronic pain populations. We can also think about conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or cold sores, that are strongly triggered by stress. Similarly, people suffering from depression can find it difficult to care for their physical health, for example, cooking healthy meals. Side effects of medications for depression and anxiety can sometimes cause weight gain/loss, higher cholesterol, and drowsiness.

Studies have shown that people suffering from mental disorders have a lower life expectancy than those who don’t, so it is important to take some simple steps to increase overall wellbeing.

Maintaining our overall health is very important as a preventative measure. This makes it easier to detect any problems sooner and seek the appropriate treatment. It can be easy to focus on improving mental health when this has become an issue, sometimes to the detriment of physical health.

What we can do to optimise holistic health

There are various steps we can take that are beneficial to both physical and mental health

These steps can also be taken if you are worried about a loved one, for example;

Help is available

At Psychology Melbourne, we have health psychologists that can support you to manage chronic illness, and optimise your mental health to aid recovery.

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OUR MELBOURNE LOCATIONS

MELBOURNE CBD
(main practice)
2/50 Queen Street
Phone 03 9629 1001 for all locations
Reception Hours:
Mon - Thurs 8:30 am - 7 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm,  Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm