Melissa is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in the non-government and not-for-profit sector. She holds a Master of Professional Psychology and has worked mostly with individuals (adolescents to older adults) from all walks of life. She also has experience providing pre-marriage/commitment assessment and skill building sessions to couples.
Melissa’s goals are: to provide a safe, grounding, accepting and enjoyable space to connect authentically with clients; to support them to gain understanding and insight into internal and external barriers to growth and movement; to uncover their hopes for future; provide tools for continued self-development; and empower clients to take steps towards change and growth.
Her counselling approach is tailored to the individual or couple and draws from interventions including: Narrative Therapy, Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Melissa has interests and experience supporting clients with a range of problems including relationship issues, family of origin difficulties, parenting, life stages and transitions, career challenges, personal development, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, and grief and loss. Melissa is further qualified in perinatal counselling. She sees clients with personal concerns about a current or recent pregnancy, whether it has been full-term or part-term (including a planned termination).
Area of Focus
- Couples Therapy
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorders
- Personal Development
- Post-Natal Depression
- Work Related Issues
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Masters of Professional Psychology
- Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
Monday5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 4:00 pm