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Individual
Counselling

  • Areas of Interest:
    Perfectionism People-pleasing Low self-esteem Supporting adjustment and life transitions Managing daily stress Working through relationship difficulties Seeking clarification around life decisions Clarifying employment/University direction Stress and burn-out Neurodivergence: ADHD, Autism Difficulties regulating emotions
  • Qualifications / Training:
    Full registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Australia - Clinical College Member Representative  Master of Clinical Psychology with Distinction (USQ) Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (UQ) Bachelor of Communication and Public Relations (UQ) Circle of Security (Attachment and Parenting)  Key skills in Family Therapy Trauma-Informed Care
  • Availability:
    Wednesday - Friday 8.00am - 7.00pm Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm By Appointment Only. Out of Hours (7.30/7.45am, 5.00pm) & Weekend Surcharge Applies.

We work with Adolescents & Adults, utilising talk-based therapies through 50 minute individual sessions in person and via telehealth.  

 

We make use of scientific-based psycho-education and interventions in line with the most current research such as: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and draws on Attachment Theory Frameworks. 

Melissa has been formally trained in trauma-informed practices and neuro affirming models and endeavour to provide a space that is accepting, inclusive of all people and is culturally safe.

These approaches aim to empower you with psychological strategies to: understand your brain, effectively manage painful and uncomfortable emotions; disengage from unhelpful beliefs about self and others; reaffirm your purpose/direction and create motivation through your values.

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Assessments

Psychological assessments are generally carried out to:

  • Evaluate cognitive abilities such as intelligence, reasoning, attention, memory, academic skills, learning ability or capability issues.

  • Establish benchmarks for exploring learning, referral, treatment, or psychological strategies.

  • Diagnosis and/or ruling out mental health conditions / disorders such as attention disorder or depression

  • Assess psychological functioning and check for deficits, for instance, after a traumatic brain injury

  • Personality testing to identify and describe interpersonal style, describe personality traits and facilitate goal formulation in therapy

  • Vocational testing to assess career aptitude and occupational interests

 

Areas of Assessments:

  • Psychometric and Cognitive Assessments

  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Functional Behavioural Assessments for NDIS participants

  • Executive Functioning and ADHD Assessments

  • Academic and Vocational Reports ​

The waitlist is currently closed for Assessments. 

Supervision

Melissa is currently undergoing the AHPRA Board-Approved Supervision Examination Process. 

Stay Tuned.

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