Melbourne Psychology Practice
Our focus on mindful Psychology and Wellbeing at the Centre 4 Inspiration offers a broad integrated spectrum of services within the psychological field.
We work from a creative, intuitive client centered stance to facilitate development, growth and wellbeing in our clients.
Our aim is to help our clients to thrive and we encourage through our communal events a sense of community and belonging. We work with children, adolescents and adults.
We have a focus of using Mindfulness, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy and solution orientated Positive Psychology theories to build strengths, strategies and tools to enable better health and wellbeing.
We mainly draw on:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Clinical Neuro-Psychotherapy
- Emotion Focussed Therapy
- Motivation theory
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Narrative Therapy
- Play therapy
- Psycho-dynamic therapy
- Hypnosis/Relaxation therapy
As a result of being client centered we work with you to decide what the best approach will be to assist you in your wellbeing.
All our Practitioners are independent practitioners who choose to work together. Therefore each practitioner sets their own fees and the fees can range between $145 and $195 per session. In general clients will be approximately out of pocket between $60-$100 per 50 minute consultation if receiving a medicare rebate. Medicare rebates will range between $84.80 and $124.80 per session. Whilst our practice is not a bulk billing practice there are circumstance when concession rates and bulk billed fees may be available and can be discussed with the individual therapist. For those clients referred via a Mental Health Care Plan or via a Psychiatrist, we are able to process your rebate for you at the centre at the time of payment.
We offer a variety of areas of specialty interest in our clinic to work in a mindful client centered way to suit most situations.
Clinical/Focused Psychology areas of expertise:
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness training
- Chronic Illness Management
- Family Therapy
- Grief & Loss
- Managing worry
- Men and Women’s Health issues
- Obsessive Compulsive traits
- Parenting classes and consulting
- Relationship difficulties
- Resilience development
- Self Esteem
- Stress related difficulties
- Study skills and focus
- Work and Life Skills Consulting
Health Psychology areas of expertise:
- Impact and adjustment to Chronic conditions/new diagnosis
- Behaviour change
- Motivation and maintenance
- Health Coaching
- Development of strategy to cope with changes in health/ageing
- Any chronic illness or complex medical cases
- Pain management
You do not need to feel like you struggle to be in control of your own or your child’s sleep. Everyone can improve their sleep. We offer a speciality in Sleep therapy for people suffering from all types of Insomnia. Our sleep therapy is more than “sleep hygiene”.
Medicare Rebated Group Sessions:
- Mindfulness Training
What is CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which in a nutshell is a form of therapy that links our thoughts to our feelings and behaviours. The rationale behind CBT is that what and how we think directly influence our feelings and behaviour and that circumstances are not the main influencer. As a result if we can change how we think or our thoughts we will in effect change our behaviour and feelings. This will occur even if we cannot change our circumstances. CBT is not a specific technique but is a general term used to describe a range of therapy techniques which have a similar rationale.
What is ACT- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets its name from one of its central theories: To accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life regardless. The aim of ACT (pronounced “act” not the initials) is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT therapists use techniques to
1. show you skills on how to reduce the power of your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that you can choose to act in a different way because they have much less impact and influence over you (these skills are largely mindfulness skills).
2. help you to become clear about what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values so that you can then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to live a fuller and more meaningful life.