Online Individual Therapy, Relationship Counselling, and Professional Supervision
Hello and a warm welcome to my online psychology practice! My name is Melissa and I am passionate about helping people in my role as a therapist so that they can grow and flourish within their lives. I am a clinically endorsed psychologist which means I have expertise in treating a broad range of psychological problems ranging from anxiety and depression to eating disorders and PTSD. I also provide support to people going through a stressful life experience such as burnout at work, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, and social isolation.
I have been running my private practice for 10 years now. Originally I saw my clients face-to-face in consulting rooms in South Yarra, Melbourne, although now since the emergence of COVID19, I have transitioned to providing online psychology services which has meant that I can reach a greater number of people across all regions in Australia. One of the many benefits to online therapy and counselling is that my clients have the added convenience of having their session from the comfort of their own home.
My approach involves a compassionate and nurturing therapeutic style to ensure my clients feel safe and comfortable in opening up and sharing their story. I have training in a number of evidence based psychological treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions. The therapeutic modality that I am most passionate about is Schema Therapy. I embarked on my journey to become a schema therapist many years ago and I have received advanced certification training in Schema Therapy from the founder, Jeffrey Young and world renowned Schema Therapist, Wendy Behary. Schema Therapy takes clients on a journey of self-discovery to uncover deep childhood wounds known as "maladaptive schemas." Experiential techniques such as imagery rescripting, limited re-parenting, and chair work are then introduced to aid in healing schemas, breaking free from self-defeating life patterns, and in order to enrich one´s life.