Appointments available for adults, couples and families
PLEASE NOTE MELISSA IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW MENTAL HEALTH CARE REFERRALS.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE REFERRALS FROM PAST OR EXISTING CLIENTS OR THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Melissa provides assessment and therapy services for individuals and groups. At present she is primarily consulting in the areas of reproductive health and cancer. She assists people experiencing difficulty conceiving, pregnancy loss, donor conception, surrogacy and other and pregnancy-related issues such as pregnancy-related anxiety and post-natal depression.
Melissa is trained in cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, family and systemic therapy, motivational interviewing, and hypnosis. The exact combination of therapeutic approaches used will be determined based on each client's individual needs.
Generally the best way to determine whether a psychologist can assist you is to attend an initial appointment.
Infertility Concerns - Melissa provides services to assist couples who are experiencing infertility issues. For more details, please refer to the page on Infertility Counselling.
Pregnancy-Related Support - Melissa provides services to assist women with pregnancy-related concerns which may include non-directive support to explore options and make decisions about pregnancy, adjusting to unexpected outcomes (such as miscarriage, stillbirth, genetic conditions, birth-related problems, SIDS), exploring and processing emotions related to pregnancy, birth or early parenthood, grief and loss issues, and post-natal depression.
Cancer - Melissa has extensive experience working with people diagnosed with cancer and their families. This includes providing psychoeducation, addressing denial reactions, strategies to assist with treatment-related decision making, treating medical phobias, and discussing the impact of cancer on all involved. It may also include assisting with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss issues.
In addition, Melissa provides educational presentations to organisations and provides supervision to other professionals.