Talk to a psychologist from our Melbourne psychology practice, where you’ll have access a wide range of psychologists available in-person and online across Australia.
To schedule an appointment at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, kindly fill out our online enquiry form. Our Clinic Director carefully reviews all enquires and personally matches you with one of our highly skilled psychologists who best fit your specific needs. This is why we ask you to provide information on your main concerns.
Please submit your online enquiry should you be ready to speak to a psychologist in our Melbourne practice, here.
Same-day appointments are sometimes available upon request, and daytime appointments are generally available within 7 days. For after-hours, we try to have a timeslot available as soon as 7 to 14 days. However, this will depend on both parties’ availability. If your preference is being seen as soon as possible, you can request the first available time and also ask to be added to our cancellation list. Usually, we contact you for the earlier time slot with 24 to 72 hours’ notice.
For all new clients, we ask your preference when you complete the online enquiry. This is to help ensure we understand your availability and try to meet your preferences.
Our psychologists also help by providing a recommendation on the session frequency, which will depend on your therapy goals. This is discussed in the initial appointment with your psychologist, usually at at the end of your session.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we highly recommend weekly sessions when starting. This is because we find the best clinical outcome results from building momentum early on in therapy, by having 1-week between session 1 and 2. After the 2nd session, your sessions can we reserved fortnightly or monthly. This will depending on your individual goals, your needs, as well as your preferences.
The frequency of therapy sessions is discussed directly with your psychologist and will depend on your needs.
As there can often be a waitlist at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we diligently hold weekly or fortnightly appointments for existing clients. This is designed to avoid any disruption and disappointment. At your previous appointment, you are asked to confirm or reschedule these appointments.
In your initial therapy session, you will be warmly welcomed by a compassionate psychologist at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, who understands the importance of creating a safe and secure environment. They will take the time to introduce themselves, helping you ease any initial nervousness you might be feeling.
During this crucial first meeting, your psychologist will emphasise the confidentiality of the therapy space. Our psychologists will always start by explaining the boundaries, mentioning the exceptions to confidentiality. These include situations involving the risk of harm to yourself or others or if there are court-mandated requests. Your psychologist will enquire about any pending legal issues, ensuring a thorough understanding of your situation.
This initial appointment serves as a valuable opportunity for you to openly share your concerns and delve into the reasons bringing you to therapy. Your psychologist will actively engage, asking relevant questions to gather essential background information. They will explore your past treatments, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of your journey.
The structure of therapy will be explored with your psychologist to address any questions or uncertainties you might have. Together, you will embark on a collaborative exploration of proven therapy approaches and techniques tailored to your specific needs. Feedback will be encouraged, fostering a sense of shared decision-making and empowerment.
In the initial session, you will also work together to set achievable goals, instilling a sense of hope and purpose in your therapeutic journey. Your psychologist will provide recommendations for a personalised treatment plan, considering both your unique needs and preferences. To establish a sense of structure and routine, there is an option to schedule up your initial set of 6 sessions.
As the first session concludes, your psychologist will leave you with a positive note, suggesting a kind gesture or self-care activity to engage in after the session. This thoughtful ending aims to reinforce the importance of self-compassion and nurturing after your first step toward healing.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we provide brief solution-focused or longer-term therapy, depending on your individualised treatment plan, therapy goals, needs and preferences. After your initial session, your psychologist will book you for six appointments in advance to ensure you have a regular place with our clinic. At your third or fourth appointment, you and your psychologist will review your progress and discuss plans.
The progression of therapy depends on a number of factors. A few factors may include: the individual’s immediate support network learnt coping (and maladaptive coping) strategies, level of engagement in session and ability to apply strategies outside of session, attitude and motivation to treatment, as well as the complexity of the issue/s presented.
Each session runs for 1 hour, with the last 10 minutes used by the psychologist to write their clinical notes.
If you need immediate help or your life is in danger, please call ‘triple zero’ (000). If you are thinking of harming yourself, it is essential to reach out for immediate support. If someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, please also call ‘triple zero’ (000) as a matter of urgency.
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At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we offer flexible appointments with our psychologists during the day, evening, or weekends, both in-person at our Melbourne psychology practice or online via telehealth.
Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and the Australian Psychological Society.