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"People come to therapy...not so much to fix what's broken, but to get what's broken blessed"

James Hillman


About Melanie

I work with adults experiencing difficulties in the perinatal period, those experiencing mental health and personality difficulties, and individuals who have experienced attachment difficulties or single, complex and developmental trauma.


My work experience includes working within secondary and tertiary education,  helpline services, private inpatient and outpatient settings, and the community services sector. 

I am a registered clinical psychologist and Psychology Board of Australia registered supervisor, member of the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association, and member of the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association Australia.

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Dedicated to the treatment of Adult Mental Health Difficulties, Complex and Developmental Trauma, Perinatal Wellbeing, and Personality Difficulties


Everybody has experiences of rational fear, worry and helplessness which may be momentary, or sustained during periods of stress. Clinical anxiety is generally more pervasive, overwhelming, debilitating and impairing a person’s ability to achieve in work, love and life. 

Depression – feelings of pervasive sorrow, dejection and unremitting downheartedness affects as many as one in six women, and one in eight men in Australia at some point in their lives. For some people, there are clear events which precede a depressive episode, such as  loss (such as loss of a job, finances, partner or social position).

Becoming a parent is an important developmental milestone and a major life and role transition. Although this is a time of celebration, for many parents this also presents unforeseen struggles and challenges which can be overwhelming. 

Personality Difficulties

Many individuals come to therapy because they are struggling in the aftermath of experiencing overwhelming stress. Such people have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events, or events which were extremely frightening. 

For those people struggling with the daily reality of living with a personality disorder, it can feel difficult to find help. People with a personality disorder describe overwhelming feelings of loneliness, anger, shame and resentment. Such intense feelings tend to impact the ability to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with others. 

Hopelessness and Identity Issues

Some people decide to speak to a therapist about worries and difficulties that are not the result of a life crisis or trauma. The decision to seek therapy might come about as a desire to learn more about oneself, to bring meaning to one's ideas, values, and desires, and to liberate oneself from problemmatic behaviours which repeat in one's life.

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