Melissa enjoys working with children, youth and adults across of a range of concerns. She strives to work collaboratively with her clients to provide quality, empathic and supportive psychological therapy to enable them to develop their skills and achieve their therapeutic goals. She is passionate about tailoring sessions to clients’ specific needs within a safe, supportive and comfortable environment. Melissa is aware of the challenges faced by children, youth and adults on a daily basis and aims to enhance their sense of psychological wellbeing. A person-centered approach is adopted to facilitate positive outcomes.

Areas of work

Melissa works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing range of concerns including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Antenatal and postnatal issues
  • Eating disorders and body image issues
  • Health issues
  • Child and adolescent issues
  • Adjustment issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Behavioural/anger management
  • Chronic pain

Treatment approaches

Melissa utilises a range of evidence-based treatment approaches to meet each individual’s unique needs. These include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy