Sleep disorders treatment

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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"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

—Joseph Campbell

What is a sleep disorder?

The quality of sleep can be an indicator of general health, and prolonged sleeping difficulties may be a pointer to underlying general or mental health issues. Sleep deprivation studies have shown extreme effects, even as extreme as psychosis. Most people do not get enough sleep each night, causing irritability and inability to think clearly.

Sound sleep is not just important for physical and psychological health, it is also connected with a sense of emotional well-being.

Even minimal sleep loss can take a toll on energy and efficiency, and there is an abundance of research indicating that it can seriously impair performance behind the wheel and contribute to accidents.

It is not a good idea to ignore sleep problems. Aside from immediate issues of tiredness and difficulty functioning, over a prolonged period, these issues can lead to more serious psychological and physical problems.

What are some of the signs of poor quality sleep?

Physical

Emotional

Cognitive

Types of sleeping disorders

Causes of sleeping disorders

Strategies to manage sleeping problems

When to seek professional assistance

Sleep difficulties can be treated and there are a number of effective treatments available. Psychologists at Psychology Melbourne use a combination of evidence-based approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy, and work with your GP who can prescribe medications, if required. Psychologists are able to help manage your symptoms, and ensure that the disorder does not encroach on regular life activities. This can include changing attitudes about sleep, imagery relaxation techniques, and paradoxical intention (asking clients to avoid sleeping to reduce performance anxiety around sleep).

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Sleep Management short course

Join our next Sleep Management short course

Sleep Management

Sleep Management

Learn strategies and techniques to improve the quality and duration of your sleep.
Dates: 6-7 pm TBA

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