BBehavSc, GDipPsych, MClinPsych, MAPS
Due to Covid-19, Melanie is now consulting via Telehealth. This allows you to keep your appointment without having to leave your home. The Health and Safety of our Clients is important to us and offering Telephone or Video sessions is our way of helping the community stop the spread of Covid-19.
We are beginning to contact those with appointments already scheduled.
What is a Telehealth session?
A Telehealth session is a consultation with your psychologist held via a video-conferencing app or over the phone. Our Telehealth sessions are conducted much the same as a regular in-person session and go for 50-60 minutes.
To participate in a video Telehealth session with a psychologist you will need:
- Access to a private space
- A laptop or or smartphone (Android or iOS)
- A reliable internet connection
Once you have a Telehealth session scheduled, you will be given instructions on how to participate via email
Melanie is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She has experience working with adults experiencing a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss as well as self esteem problems and relationship issues. Melanie also has specialist training and experience in the assessment and treatment of Eating Disorders in adults.
Melanie has received formal training and possesses experience in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. She adopts a client-centred approach and enjoys establishing a collaborative working relationship with her clients and developing strategies to overcome personal barriers, and assisting them to achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing.
Melanie has previously worked in inpatient and outpatient settings. More recently she has worked for the Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Service, a collaborative partnership between the mental health programs of Austin Health and St Vincent’s Melbourne. Melanie has also worked in private practice for over five years in Williamstown. Currently, she works in her own private practice in Point Cook and Newport.
This is a fee-paying service, with eligible client's able to claim a portion of their fee back from Medicare with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP.
You do not need to have a referral to see Melanie, however you will not be entitled to Medicare rebates without one.
Please note Melanie currently does not see client's under WorkCover or TAC.
A cancellation fee of $50 applies to cancellations of less than 48 hours.
For all cancellations made on the day of the scheduled appointment will incur the full appointment fee.