Counselling in Melbourne

Your trusted Melbourne CBD psychologists and counselling team.

We provide evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression & other common mental health issues.

How can we help you?

Make an appointment

Book directly online or over the phone

 1300 967 734

Meet our team

Learn more about our friendly team of qualified psychologists and counsellors

Locations & fees

We have practitioners in multiple convenient locations across Melbourne

All of our Psychologists & Counsellors are qualified, registered and experienced.

Psychology Board of Australia
Member - Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Clinical Psychology Association of Australia - logo
Australian Counselling Association - Logo
Medicare Easy Claim available - Counselling in Melbourne

Our team

Meet our team of experienced psychologists

Poorni Selvaraja - Psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne

Poorni Selvaraja

Psychologist Registrar

BA(Psych); Hons(Psych); MPsych(Clinical)

June Chia - Registered Psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne

June Chia

Psychologist

MAPS FCCOUNP; MPsych (Couns); BPsych;

Amelia Cambrell - Counselling in Melbourne Psychologist

Amelia Cambrell

Psychologist & Counsellor

BA; BSc (Hons); M Psych (Counselling); Dip Clin Hypnotherapy

Dr Malcolm Winstanley-Cross - Psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne

Dr Malcolm Winstanley-Cross

Psychologist

BA (Hons) Psychology, MA (Hons) Clinical Psychology, PhD

Counselling in Melbourne

Top 5 things you need to know

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Counselling in Melbourne is a private practice (no bulk billing)

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Medicare rebates can be processed after your session

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Conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD

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Our psychologists have a minimum of 10-years’ experience in the public and private sectors

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Client outcomes can be long lasting

About us

Clinical and general psychologists and counsellors in Melbourne’s CBD.

Counselling is not just for people struggling with relationships, stress or major life transitions, it is to help improve an individual or couple’s Clarity, Confidence, and Wellbeing.

At Counselling in Melbourne, our psychologists and counsellors will partner with you, and together they will share your troubles, explore options, discuss strategies, develop a plan, build support, elicit clarity and encourage your strengths.

If you want to change your mind and change your life, our team of qualified and experienced psychologists and counsellors can help you get the outcome you deserve.

Changing minds, changing lives

How can our trusted team help you?

Perhaps you have been thinking about having counseling for a while. One day you feel really low and want to speak to someone as soon as possible. The next day you feel a little better and the thought of contacting a counselor goes away. However, more often than not, the issues that made you feel low are still there and you inevitably feel worse again in a few days’ time.

Our team of Melbourne based clinical psychologists, general psychologists and counsellors can help you by working through your mental health challenges using evidence-based therapies, with a focus on long-lasting positive outcomes.

Start feeling better and book your session today.

or call 1300 967 734

Benefits

Why choose Counselling in Melbourne?

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Excellent reputation with the general practitioner community

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Our psychologists and counsellors are career professionals and outcome driven

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Established in Melbourne’s CBD since 2007

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Counselling sessions are held in a safe, secure and confidential environment

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Our Clinical and General psychologists and Counsellors are fully registered

Resources

Latest video and blogs.

Our Clinical and General Psychologists specialise in the following areas of Psychology & Counselling

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