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Are We There Yet? Making Peace with the Ebbs and Flows of Grief

My dad passed away when I was 10 years old and when he was 37 years old. He died of a brain tumour. My grief around losing my dad has been complicated, deeply painful and at times, pretty lonely. In recent times though, something has lifted. My sadness remains, but [...]

All of the Questions You’ve Wanted to Ask a Couples Therapist

At Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology we're fortunate to have two couples therapists on our team, Georgia Pierakos and Dr Mariel Sanchez-Rockcliffe. Georgia has recently joined our team, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to pick her brain about some of the common questions people have about couples therapy and [...]

10 Misconceptions and Myths About Seeing a Psychologist

It can be a big step to consider seeing a psychologist. Why? Of course, there are a whole range of reasons, but part of the picture seems to relate to the secrecy and myths surrounding therapy. Conversations about mental health are increasing and stigma is reducing, but a whole range [...]

Can I Afford to See a Psychologist?

Seeing a psychologist is often more affordable than people think. Depending on your individual circumstances there are several ways that you can access psychology services including through: The Medicare "Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative" This initiative is available if your GP believes you meet particular criteria for a mental [...]

How to Find a Psychologist Who is Right For You

Research studies consistently show that the relationship between a client and their psychologist is one of the most important factors in determining whether counselling will be helpful. In fact, the rapport that you have with your psychologist has been found to be more important than the type of treatment approaches [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Seeing a Psychologist

How many sessions do people tend to see a psychologist for? Every person has a different journey through therapy. This is largely dependent on the nature of why they are coming in and what it is that they are hoping to get out of sessions. Some people come to see [...]

Meet Our Newest Team Member, Helen Shepherd, Clinical Psychologist

We are excited to finish up the year by welcoming Helen Shepherd to our team. Helen is a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma, stress and grief and loss. To read more [...]

2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00By |Our Team|

Introducing Dr Gerke Witt, Clinical Psychologist at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology

We are pleased introduce the newest member of our team at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology, Dr Gerke Witt. Gerke is a registered clinical psychologist and a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at The University of Melbourne. Gerke has over [...]

2017-03-03T03:57:33+00:00By |Our Team|