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Dr Melissa Connell

Dr Melissa Connell

Mobile 0416 938 265
Clinical Psychologist

Mobile 0416 938 265

I value warmth and empathy in my approach to therapy and strive to understand the individual difficulties and circumstances of each person I work with. I recognise that everyone comes to therapy with a unique story and life history that has shaped them. My aim is to make sense of those stories in a way that helps you to feel understood, and to understand yourself and others so that you can manage the difficulties you experience more effectively.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 45, Level 1, Ballow Chambers, 121 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000 0416 938 265 PHONE 0416 938 265

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • I understand that coming to therapy can sometimes be challenging. I strive to create a safe and comfortable space so that my clients feel relaxed and know that they will not be judged and that what they say is confidential. I encourage my clients to give feedback about their experience of therapy and to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise for them in the course of therapy.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Depression, Dual diagnosis, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self Injury, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic

    I aim to empower my clients to better understand themselves so they can make their own decisions about their life and relationships. I am experienced in using short term approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy but also use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to treat more complex problems that may require longer treatment.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - 2013 - Queensland University of Technology
    • BA Honours in Psychology (Honours Class 1) - 2008 - University of Queensland
    • BA in Psychology - 2006 - University of Queensland
    • Phd in Arts, Media and Culture - 2002 - Griffith University
    • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor - 2016

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    All psychologists are legally required to be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as the regulatory body for psychology under the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA). This is to ensure that they meet specified standards of competence and ethical practice. The title “clinical psychologist” is awarded to those psychologists who have completed an approved postgraduate qualification in clinical psychology.

    Background

    I have worked in a range of different capacities in the mental health field which has helped to give me a broad perspective on the experience of mental health problems and how they can be treated. Working in research keeps me in touch with contemporary understandings and approaches to mental health problems so that I can always be reflecting on my practice and how it can be improved.

    Appointments

    Please feel free to email or phone if you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about therapy and what it would involve. I also provide sessions two evenings a week for those looking for after hours appointments.

    Transport and Parking

    I am located on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill which is close to public transport and there are numerous parking options close by.

    Fees

    My fee for a standard consultation (50-55 minutes) is $150. I am willing to negotiate the fee if you are unemployed, a student or seeking long term therapy. The Medicare rebate for clinical psychology sessions is $124.50.

    Payment Options

    I have a EFTPOS/HICAPS machine and can process payments and Medicare and Health fund claims at end of the session.



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    Dr Melissa Connell

    Melissa Connell

    Clinical Psychologist

    As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, I have postgraduate training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relational issues.
    I have been working in the field of mental health for eight years and have worked in a variety of mental health settings. I also work as a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland in the area of early intervention in youth mental health....

    • Spring Hill
    • ACT, CBT, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic