Melbourne Health Psychology Centre is committed to providing evidence based high quality intensive treatment to individuals, couples and groups for difficulties related to internal regulation and their further negative impact on person’s psychological, social, and physical health and performance.
We offer treatment for a broad range of difficulties which include, but are not limited to:
- Intimacy and sexual problems
- Sleep problems
- Disordered eating
- Performance stagnation and difficulty achieving personal best
- Difficulties to effectively recover after high performance
- Interpersonal and relationship(s) problems
- A wide range psycho-physiological problems (also referred to as somatic or body-mind syndromes) *
* Psycho-physiological problems can include: headaches, chest pain, back pain, neck pain, foot pain, stomach aches and nausea, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle weakness, hyperventilation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal cramps/pains, nausea, irritable bladder/bladder spasms, coronary artery spasm, hypertension, migraine, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, hives, chronic tendinitis.
We take the quality of care for our clients very seriously and are fully committed to our clients getting real long lasting results out of their therapy. That is why many of our clients initially feel both surprised by how active the work in our sessions is and pleased because they see the benefits of it.
Group therapy and psycho-educational classes are designed to boost and practice newly learned knowledge and skills in a safe and supportive group environment.
MHPC provides result oriented therapy, which starts from the very first minute and begins with clearly defining the problem which then becomes the focus of our therapy work. At all times psychotherapy work is a caring collaboration between a client and a therapist which is driven by the client’s choices and psychologist’s support and guidance.
Many of our clients have reported that learning to own and understand their internal experiences – instead of becoming disconnected, fearful, or sick person, often without even realising that – made a world of difference to their health and life in general. They also frequently report that having learned to see when they are driven by their deeper fears instead of their genuine feelings and needs, allowed them to be a stronger, freer, more effective and happier individual.
MHPC is passionate about helping couples to achieve the most fulfilling, healthy and enjoyable relationship which will work for all people who is in it. We consider healthy relationship to be an effective team which achieved an optimal balance between having a safe and secure space where one can feel connected, relaxed, enjoy themselves and recover from the demands of the external world, and having a freedom to realise themselves in the world outside of their relationship. The form that it takes varies significantly from couple to couple, and also changes at different stages in our lives and across the cultures.
In the process of evaluation of the relationship’s difficulties and its corresponding psychological needs, we considers many contributing factors, such as the nature of the problem, positive and negative factors operating in the relationship, emotional and physical capacity of people in the relationship, their motivation and willingness to change for the benefit of the quality of the relationship, their self-awareness, as well as the relationship’s current circumstances.
MHPC offers a range of group therapy and psycho-educational classes designed to boost and to practice applying knowledge related to the following range of the problems in a supprtive group environment:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Interpersonal, intimacy and relationships problems
- Living with psycho-physiological problems (also referred to as somatic or body-mind syndromes)
- Sleep problems
- Disordered eating
- Self care and internal capacity building
- Important things to consider before entering psychotherapy
- What are the MHPC prices and what options do we have for getting a rebate?
- How quickly the change will happen?
- Do I need a long- or a short- term therapy?
- Do I feel better straight away?
- Why do you want to video record my sessions? And do I have do consent to video recording of my sessions?