Schema 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.

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you'. Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'."

—Erich Fromm

Schemas are simply any negative lenses through which we view the world. They are very stable, and are difficult to change. They develop during childhood and they stick with the person throughout adulthood. They are beliefs that the person doesn’t challenge, but has accepted to be a part of who they are, even if they don’t realise it consciously. If a schema develops, for example, regarding a child who is told that they will never be successful, then the schema will still be present in adulthood, and the person will see themselves as someone who never succeeds.

There are many different schemas that a person can develop during childhood, and some of them include:

It is rare for a schema to go away without getting help from a professional, such as a psychologist. The schema sits in the sub-conscious part of the mind, and is very stubborn, working to perpetuate itself.