Mindfulness therapy

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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"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being."

—Albert Schweitzer

Mindfulness is a mental state, characterised by concentrated awareness of one's thoughts, actions or motivations.

Mindfulness is an activity that can be done at any time; it does not require sitting, or even focusing on the breath, but rather is done by bringing the mind to focus on what is happening in the present moment, while simply noticing the mind's usual "commentary".

One learns to become aware of this monologue, e.g. "I wish washing dishes wasn't so boring", etc. Once we have noticed the mind's “talk”, we can stop identifying with it. We can see (for example) that washing dishes does not have to be regarded as "boring” and can perhaps even be enjoyed. Any activity done mindfully is a form of meditation, and mindfulness is possible practically all the time.

Psychology Melbourne offers Mindfulness classes which teach people how to develop mindful awareness on a daily basis. Only five minutes, twice a day are initially required. This approach is particularly helpful when it is difficult to establish a regular meditation practice.

Although mindfulness has its origins in Buddhism, it is attracting increasing interest in Western psychology and psychiatry. Clinical research indicates its effectiveness in managing stress, anxiety and panic. It has also achieved positive results in the treatment of chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking and other medical and mental health conditions.

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