Life transitions 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 page or you can call our reception on 1300 161 639.

Personal Matching

We recommend that your first step is an online 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 - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 3 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.


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

medicare rebate

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

—Charles Darwin

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What are life transitions?

Throughout life, we inevitably go through various transitions. Some transitions happen without warning and are inherently upsetting, such as accidents, death, loss of a job, or serious illness. Others, whilst impending and exciting, can cause discomfort for us, due to the change within these periods. Generally, humans are adaptable creatures. However, if life transitions are causing us incredible distress, our ability to cope with these changes may significantly impact our relationships, our ability to live our lives, and our capacity to grow.

Some common life changes include but are not limited to:

Making life transitions easier

Life transitions can feel overwhelming, stressful, and saddening. They can highlight a fear of the future, a fear of missing the past, and a discomfort in the presence. Whilst some individuals can manage life transitions easily, others may find the distress caused by life transitions unbearable. Thankfully, help is available to aid in navigating through these difficult stages in life.

Psychologists listen without judgement and keep all information discussed in sessions completely confidential. Speaking to a psychologist about a difficult life transition you may be going through can help you to better understand what has happened and how to manage the emotions you are experiencing. They can provide the tools to help you feel positive going forward into the future. Find the right psychologist for you at Psychology Melbourne here.

Signs of difficulty coping

Some signs that suggest you may have difficulty coping with life transitions include:

Why some people and not others?

Other factors may influence how individuals cope with life transitions. It is often a combination of things that affect people differently. Supportive social network, self-care strategies, and a healthy lifestyle are all protective factors in managing stress. Some people are more susceptible than others, possibly because of their coping style; childhood trauma; family predisposition, or hormonal or other biological factors.

Strategies to help manage life changes

When to seek professional assistance

A psychologist can help you navigate your way through stressful life transitions. Our practice employs evidence-based systems that have been proved to produce better outcomes than other practices. We offer an initial matching session and conduct regular progress checks to assess real results for our clients. Our surveys consistently report a higher than average level of satisfaction.


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(main practice)
2/50 Queen Street
Phone 1300 161 639 for all locations
Reception Hours:
Mon - Thurs 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm,  Sat 9 am - 2:30 pm