Therapist in Melbourne: Find the right person for you
You can choose a Clinical Psychologist who has the expertise to help you with a range of concerns. Our Psychologists are approachable, caring and focused upon providing you with the very best treatment available. Our consulting rooms are designed with your wellbeing in mind and your session will be individualised to your needs. You might only need to attend for one session for support or guidance. Alternatively you may attend for a few sessions or long term therapy depending on your needs. The therapies that we provide are all evidence based and include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy.
Anxiety and Worry
Depression or Prolonged Sad Mood
Eating Disorders and Body Image
Insomnia and sleeping problems
Trauma and Grief
Low Self Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other compulsive disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
FAQ’s for seeing a Clinical Psychologist
What happens in the first session?
The first session is all about understanding what has brought you to therapy and what your concerns are. Your Psychologist will ask a few questions about your current concerns and what you are hoping to achieve. We may ask some specific questions about symptoms and how long you have had these symptoms. It can help to talk a little about your family as well as experiences that you have had growing up. All these questions help us to understand you and help us to design the type of therapy that will suit you.
Will you make me face my fears?
This is a common question when you are thinking about getting help for anxiety. One of the key parts of therapy is collaboration. Every step of the way will be a collaboration between you and your Psychologist. To begin you will learn about anxiety and how it affects you, and the strategies to reduce the feelings of anxiety. Then you will gradually work towards being able to cope really well with more difficult situations.
Can I continue to take medication when I’m attending therapy?
We work with you and your prescribing doctor to help develop a treatment plan that will lead to success in managing anxiety or alleviating depression. It is important that you discuss with your doctor the best plan for medication.
How long will it take for positive changes?
It makes sense that you would like a time frame for how long before you feel relief from depression or anxiety. The time frame can differ depending on how long you have been experiencing symptoms, the strategies you have been using to cope, and the medications you may be taking. Anxiety reduction and mood improvement tends to be experienced in stages. Many people experience relief in the first couple of sessions and gradually sustain improvement over months. It is important to keep in mind that your Psychologist will work with you to develop the treatment pathway that best suits you.