Melissa Greben Psychology
Mobile 0484 641 793
Hi I'm Melissa, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Spring Hill. I support people who feel stressed and anxious to learn to rest and enjoy their life and relationships more. They have often worked hard and kept busy to manage their anxiety until a crisis, or even a fleeting moment of joy, tells them that something needs to change. I offer a mindfulness and body based psychodynamic approach that suits people who want to understand themselves better as well as enjoy their life more.
In your first therapy sessions I will think with you about what has brought you to therapy and your hopes for the therapy process. We will discuss options for your treatment based on your goals, preferences, and a shared understanding of your difficulties.
Each session, I will invite you to talk about whatever is on your mind. Together we will explore your feelings, thoughts, emotions, wishes, strengths, relationship patterns, and ways that past experiences may be impacting you in the present. Understanding can help with knowing where and how to make changes in your life.
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Hakomi, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy
We can include mindfulness, meditation, and movement practices in session to assist with self understanding, regulating emotions, and relaxation. Sometimes we know logically what’s wrong or what we need to do, but it doesn’t change how we feel. A body based approach can help with this. If you’re open to it, I will invite you to notice how your experience is expressed in physical sensations and body postures, for example neck tension or leaning forward. We can then experiment with different ways to move and experience the world. I practice mainly from a somatic (body-based) psychodynamic approach. I also include cognitive behavioural and compassion focused approaches as needed.
I value my own professional and personal development in order to provide the best possible care for my clients. I receive regular supervision and ensure I stay up to date with current evidence based practice. I am also registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) under the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA), a requirement for all psychologists practicing in Australia.
I’m a registered Clinical Psychologist. I completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology. I’m doing additional training in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy, a body and mindfulness based therapy. I previously completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at QUT and was awarded the Australian Psychological Society’s prize for first place in honours at my university. As you can probably tell, I love learning and before I started in psychology I completed a Science/Arts degree with honours at University of Queensland majoring in Russian, English, and Zoology. I am a committed meditator and attend regular retreats in the Buddhist tradition.
You can contact me by email or phone to book an appointment or schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I practice from Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill which is close to the Brisbane CBD. It is easily accessible by public transport and on-street parking is usually available.
Medicare and private health fund rebates are available. I also see clients under DVA. Referrals are welcomed from other health professionals and I can also see people without a referral. Please contact me for more information about my fee structure.
Hi I'm Melissa, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Spring Hill. I support people who feel stressed and anxious to learn to rest and enjoy their life and relationships more. They have often worked hard and kept busy to manage their anxiety until a crisis, or even a fleeting moment of joy, tells them that something needs to change. I offer a mindfulness and body based psychodynamic approach that suits people who want to understand themselves better as well as enjoy their life more....