Men's 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

"Depression is still the great enemy ... yet through depression we enter depths and in depth find soul."

—Carl Jung

Immediate appointments available
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What are Men’s issues?

Society is set up in a way that makes men’s mental health issues harder to face. Men are raised to be stoic, lone-battlers that are expected to solve their own life challenges.

This has a two-fold effect; firstly, men tend to feel like they ought not to depend upon mental health professionals or their own support network.

Secondly, wider society fails to recognise how common mental health issues can be, ‘not expecting’ the suffering and vulnerability that naturally occur throughout the lifespan. This can leave men feeling isolated and powerless in their pain.

Statistics find that on average, less men experience mental health concerns than women in Australia, but that women seek help more than men. On average, 1 in 8 men will experience depression at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the rates of suicide among men are higher than they are for women. It is clear that the main challenge of men when it comes to their mental health is the barrier to finding help.

The fact is, there is no mental health issue that men are immune from. However, what makes the challenge different for men is the internalised pressures and attitudes that hinder access to mental health care.

The positive news is that men don’t need to suffer alone. Such attitudes are changing, and emotional openness is increasing, dismantling old attitudes that prevent help-seeking behaviour. Caring, sensitive psychologists understand the social pressures that hold men back from getting help.

Strategies to help improve men’s mental health

If you are a man having mental health difficulties:

If you are a loved one of a man having mental health issues:

Seeking professional assistance

Seeking treatment by a professional mental health practitioner is the best way to look after your mental health. Health professionals are aware of the internalised stigma around men’s mental health issues, and will help make assistance as accessible as possible.

At Psychology Melbourne, our clinicians will help provide the most helpful approaches to your mental health, helping you thrive and live a happy life.

Our men's counselling team

darryl hodgson melbourne psychologist

Darryl Hodgson
online only

Ross Leembruggen

Dr Ross Leembruggen
online only

sandra darmanin clinical psychologist

Dr Sandra Darmanin
online only

richard weld-blundell melbourne psychologist

Richard Weld-Blundell
Melbourne CBD


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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