Melissa Greben

 
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Hours of work

Thursday 11:00am - 5:30pm

The two most important phrases in therapy are “Notice that” and “What happens next?”. Once you start approaching yourself with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts
— Bessel van der Kolk

About me

I am a warm, curious and supportive therapist. I have a background in Buddhist meditation and maintain a regular meditation practice which I feel assists me to remain present, reflective and compassionate.

Your experience and knowledge of yourself is invaluable. In your first therapy session the focus will be with you and what has brought you to therapy. I want to know your hopes for the therapy process. In our initial consultation, we'll discuss options for your treatment based on your goals, preferences, and a shared understanding of your difficulties.


My aim is to help you feel as safe as possible to explore your concerns, hopes for the future and ultimately to experience greater self awareness and peace in life.

Areas of interest

I am a clinical psychologist who sees adults with mental health difficulties, including depression and anxiety, as well as those who do not have a clinical diagnosis. This includes people experiencing lack of meaning in life, chronic emptiness or dissatisfaction, relationship problems, identity issues, low self esteem, grief and trauma.

Depending on what you need I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, experiential, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and body-centred therapies.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons Psychology)
Master of Clinical Psychology
Associate Member - Australian Psychological Society
Currently completing a three year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy