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Dr Loretta Bell

Dr Loretta Bell

Mobile 0409 800 385
Clinical Psychologist

Mobile 0409 800 385

I like to work in a collaborative process in which therapy fits the person or couple I am seeing. I work integratively from a wealth of theories and counselling modalities that I have mastered over my years as a therapist. I don't see the world through a disease or pathological lens, so my first port of call is usually to try to understand how my client or clients have found themselves in their current distress in the current lives and their history.


  • 1/10 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC 3181 0409 800 385 PHONE 0409 800 385
  • 1/23 Lansdowne Street, East Melbourne , VIC 3002 PHONE 0409 800 385 0409 800 385


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Communication Issues, Depression, Intimacy Issues, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Systems Theory

    I am integrative and training in many therapeutic modalities. At heart, I am a humanist with a systemic overview with some psychodynamic influence. I utilise an emotionally focused framework in therapy. I am also training in schema therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am strongly influenced by interpersonal neurobiological thinking and attachment theory and patterns.


    • Doctor of Psychology (COUNS) - 2010 - Swinburne University
    • Graduate Diploma Clinical Psychology - 2012 - Swinburne University
    • Bachelor of Letters (with Honours) - 1996 - University of Melbourne
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1989 - Monash University
    • Graduate Certificate in Male Family Violence - 2007 - Swinbunre TAFE

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority and hold endorsement as a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist and a registered supervisor. I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the both the College of Clinical and Counselling Psychology of the APS and am a registered supervisor.

    I regularly attend professional training and development.


    My background and training is in psychology and I have extensive training in relationship counselling and a particular interest and training in couple therapy. I see the world interpersonally and much of my individual therapy is influenced by this.


    Mon & Wed Prahran
    Fri in East Melbourne


    $200 individuals
    $220 Couples

    Payment Options

    Credit Card (preferred)
    Funds Transfer
    Payment must be made on the day of session.

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    Dr Loretta Bell

    Loretta Bell

    Clinical Psychologist

    My background is as a clinical and counselling psychologist and I have around two decades of counselling experience.

    Over the years I have worked in various community settings as well as in private practice, counselling couples, individuals and groups. I also am the Program Leader in Couple Therapy training and coordinate the Specialist Course in Couple Therapy, and other courses and programs at Relationships Australia, Victoria. This a Master's level program for trainee couples therapists...

    • Prahran, East Melbourne
    • ACT, CBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Systems Theory