Melbourne Health Psychology Centre (MHPC) provides evidence based high quality treatment for a wide range of psychological problems. While may psychological treatments are focused on symptom relief, we firmly believe that for the therapy to be most effective it is important to target both the symptoms AND the underlying ‘core’ problems, setting up direction towards the growth and fulfillment and making sure that same problem does not return in the form of other symptoms.
Because of our active, meticulous and personal approach based on honest and open collaboration many of our clients report significant long-term improvement, which only continue to grow and have more positive impact on their lives with time.
Our main task is to help our clients to gain internal freedom from unnecessary fears and suffering, and to achieve mental fitness which would allow them to live their lives up to their full potential.
Our basic values are integrity and thriving for excellence.
The main principles that guide our professional conduct are:
Do no harm: always listen and help the client with their immediate fears and suffering
Be honest and caring: promote awareness in a supportive manner
Respect and encourage: provide safe and dynamic space to grow
Melbourne Health Psychology Centre provides treatment for difficulties related to internal regulation and emotional processing and their negative impact on psychological, social, and physical health and performance and functioning. Specifically, we offer treatment for anxiety, depression, intimacy and sexual problems, sleep problems, disordered eating, performance stagnation and difficulty achieving personal best, difficulties to effectively recover after high performance, interpersonal and relationships problems, and a wide range psycho-physiological problems (also referred to as somatic, medically unexplained, or body-mind syndromes). Our services for individuals include: individual therapy, couple therapy, group therapy and psycho-educational classes.
MHPC is dedicated to promoting quality knowledge and training in evidence based treatment modality called Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) for the range of problems related to disruption in emotional regulation and anxiety. We provide individual and group supervision for registered and provisional psychologists, and educational workshops for psychologists and other allied health and medical practitioners.
To our corporate clients we provide service which not only focused on addressing the problems and obstacles to the peak performance, but also allows for a long-term positive growth at multiple levels and dimensions of the company. We are particularly passionate about assisting individuals and groups to achieve an optimal balance between their best performance and an effective recovery routine in a way that can be sustained long term. The range of services that we offer for the Corporate Health include: employee Assistance Program, management consulting, psycho-educational classes and psychology workshops
Our clinician Valeria Zoteyeva holds full general psychologist registration with Health Psychology Endorsement with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), and is a board approved Psychology Supervisor and Registrar program principal supervisor with the area of practice: Health psychology. Valeria is a registered Medicare and Workcover provider. In addition she is a full member of Australian Psychological Society and is eligible for membership of APS College of Health Psychologists, and is a member of Australian Pain Society, Australia New Zealand Headache Society, and Eating Disorders Collaboration.
Valeria has many years of experience working in private practices, public and private hospitals, non-for-profit and corporate organizations in Australia and overseas. She is also an experienced provider of online and over-the-phone psychology services.
In order to provide a good quality treatment Valeria adheres to highly structured evidence based techniques, which allows her to connect to her clients in a very meaningful and liberating for them way. However, she is also a strong believer in importance of caring human connection between the client and the therapist, and consistently encourages her clients to move towards their positive growth, freedom, and ability to gracefully embrace diversity of their life experiences. She helps her clients not only to overcome their difficulties, fears, and suffering, but also to build an honest and compassionate relationship with themselves and to become a more engaged, strong and confident owner of their life, and even to flourish and grow under the pressure.
In addition to undergoing through extensive training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, she has completed completed comprehensive training in and is a skillful user of the psychological strategies offered by such evidence based treatment modalities, such as cognitive and behavioural interventions for a range of chronic health conditions, cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, and mindfulness.