Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling

“Healing Starts with a Conversation”

“Healing Starts with a Conversation.”

“Healing Starts with a Conversation”

Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling

“Healing Starts with a Conversation.”

Anxiety, Stress & Trauma Specialists

Find Healing, Compassion and Understanding at Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre.

A warm welcome from Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre, a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma clinic dedicated to providing compassionate and solutions focused support for individuals of all ages and life stages. Our therapists are here to guide and support you through life’s daily challenges, offering Men’s Counselling, Women’s Counselling, Adolescents and Young Adults and counselling services for Family Therapy and Couples Counselling in person at our clinic in Melbourne or Australia-wide via telehealth services.

Whether you are seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress management, or trauma or abuse recovery, our experienced, qualified and professionally registered counsellors are committed to providing a safe, confidential and supportive environment to help you seek solutions and results to overcome the obstacles you face.

We understand the unique needs of each of our clients and tailor our evidence-based, solutions focused, intergrative therapeutic approaches to suit your specific circumstances.

We believe “Healing Starts with a Conversation” and that being genuinely heard and understood by another is the first step towards validation, recovery and healing.

Anxiety and Depression Counselling

Anxiety and depression can significantly impact a person’s thoughts, emotions and daily functioning. Our Registered Counsellors offer specialised counselling for dealing with general anxiety disorders (GAD), social anxiety and ongoing depression. Through counselling, we can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears and develop coping strategies to help you overcome your anxiety and improve your mental health and well-being.

Stress and Burnout Counselling

Stress has become an increasingly common aspect of our lives and juggling work responsibilities, personal relationships, financial pressures, societal expectations and various other challenges can take a toll on your mental health and lead to burnout. Burnout is a serious state of exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Through counselling, using evidence-based strategies, we can help you manage your stress, develop coping mechanisms and overcome and avoid burnout.

Trauma and PTSD Counselling

By providing a safe and confidential space to process your past experiences, heal emotional wounds, develop coping strategies, restore self-esteem, enhance resilience, and ultimately regain control, our counselling services can foster renewed hope and lasting restoration from complex trauma and PTSD. Our counsellors are clinically certified trauma professionals and can assist in helping you heal in a safe, compassionate and trauma-informed setting.

Specialist Areas We Can Help With

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • General Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Attacks

  • Loneliness and Social Isolation

  • Postnatal and Perinatal Depression

  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Issues

  • Identity and Body Image Issues

  • Finding Acceptance and Validation From Others

  • Family Rejection and Conflicts

  • Difficulty Dealing with Societal & Cultural Expectations

  • Fear of Losing Friends, Family or Job Opportunities

  • Adjustment to New or Difficult Life Events

  • Breakups, Separation and Divorce

  • Difficulties in Communication and Relationships

  • Difficulties in Forming Intimate Relationships

  • Victims of Crime

  • Attending Court and Associated Anxieties

  • Navigating The Justice System

  • Stress Management

  • Financial Stress and Money Worries

  • Managing and Navigating Change

  • Workplace Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

  • Workplace and Career Concerns

  • Job Insecurity and Unemployment Stress

  • Stress and Burnout

  • Stress and Coping with Change

  • Managing Business Related Stress

  • School Related Issues and Bullying

  • Academic and Exam Stress

  • Gender Dysphoria, Identity Exploration & Identity Affirmation

  • Impact of Technology and Social Media

  • Trauma and Complex Trauma

  • Grief and Loss Trauma

  • Addressing Shame and Guilt
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Trauma, Abuse and Self-Harm

  • Traumatic Family Relationships

  • Dissociation and Avoidance

  • Cognitive Distortions

  • Trauma Triggers and Negative Thoughts

  • Attachment Systems, Insecurities & Abandonment

  • Gender Discrimination and Stigma

  • Family Dynamics and Relationship Support

Proudly Sponsoring

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The McKinnon Basketball Association as their new naming rights sponsor for the Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre McKinnon Cougars (Junior Basketball League). This reflects our commitment to supporting adolecsent sport in our community and aligns with our values of teamwork, collaboration, acceptance and empowerment.

Proudly Supporting

We are also proud to support the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence-Based Policing, its publication and its members and their families.

Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence-Based Policing


Bonnie Szabo
Bonnie Szabo
16 April 2024
There aren't enough words to express the healing that Meg has been able to help with. With patience, a warm and gentle nature, and her obvious expertise in her field made it a well worth journey of healing my mind, body and spirit. She has helped so much, that I've referred four of my friends to the practice. I cannot sing her praises enough for helping me through some very difficult traumas and memories in my life. I feel like a new woman, the old me but reborn. You will not regret seeing Meg and/or her husband Phillip. I'm eternally grateful.
aly kaldora
aly kaldora
7 March 2024
After just one session I could feel and see the change from within… I couldn’t believe it! The session with Meg gave us so much hope!
Johanna W
Johanna W
7 March 2024
Meghan has been a great help to me. I recently moved interstate to Melbourne and she has helped me through past and present difficulties. She has supported me with my challenging thoughts and actions, really helped me push myself when I needed it, and she’s always there to help along the way. She has a big heart and always has the best for me in mind. Phil is also lovely, he always makes me tea when I come in :)
Beatrice Tan
Beatrice Tan
6 March 2024
I’m so happy to have met Meg! She is so caring and lovely, she always goes above and beyond in making me feel comfortable and safe. We have such a great connection and I always feel amazing after our sessions. I could not recommend her enough!
Zara Rose
Zara Rose
6 March 2024
I have not been able to find a mental health care worker who has been so genuinely supportive and easy to bond with. Meghan has reached over and above through my therapy journey and I could not recommend her practise more. It is such a warm and welcoming practise and you will no doubt feel completely at ease the minute you walk in.
Sheridan Garra
Sheridan Garra
5 January 2024
We are thankful to have found this clinic, they have provided us with great support through both family counselling and couples counselling. We have found better ways to communicate, understand each other and find respect and love again. The clinic is beautiful and our therapist is warm, kind, respectful and experienced. We started with an individual session each, and then ongoing family sessions where we felt respected and understood. The fees are reasonable and the service has been excellent and well worth it. We would happily recommend.
Shilat Vaknin
Shilat Vaknin
2 December 2023
My appointments are with Meg, and I couldn’t be happier! She always makes me feel welcome, safe and never thinks twice when I need her help. She has become more than just a therapist to me and I look forward to every session with her. The rooms at Melbourne therapy and counseling are amazing! The rooms are sound proof, well decorated with plants and blankets, comfortable chairs, always a cup of water/tea/coffee, cookies, tissues, and there is always a big box of stress toys. I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to meet with Meg and recommend her to everyone.
Michael Royce
Michael Royce
28 November 2023
I recommend this clinic and I have been doing regular appointments to help manage my stress and anxiety. Phil is professional, friendly and his approach immediately put me at ease, allowing me to openly discuss my situation. The strategies I've learnt to cope and manage my work life balance and improve my anxiety at work and at home have been very beneficial. I felt heard, understood and not judged at all and there is a genuine sense of wanting to support and assist. Highly recommended for anyone dealing with stress and anxiety or depression. Plus they have after hours appointments at no extra charge - very convenient and quite affordable.
Em Forde
Em Forde
11 November 2023
Meghan has been so supportive with my daughter and we have seen a very positive change in her after counselling. She looks forward to her sessions and has gained so much confidence and less anxiety overall. If you are in need of counselling for yourself or your teenager, I highly recommend them and I am thankful for their help and support.
Holly Gates
Holly Gates
17 October 2023
The clinic is a very warm and inviting space with the innovative inclusion of the sound proof pods. It creates a very safe space to open up and discuss issues. Through the counselling process I have felt supported, heard and valued. Thank you to the amazing team at Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre especially my therapist who has helped me a lot this year with my uni stress and personal anxieties and past challenges. I appreciate the support and highly recommend them.

Community Notice

We are conscious that we are all doing it tough at the moment, and we don’t want financial anxiety to prevent our clients from seeking the mental health support and help they require. So after much consideration we have decided to support our current and new clients by reducing our ongoing session fees temporarily (see fees page).

We thank you for supporting our small business and we hope that this small step taken by us to support you, allows you to continue to get the help and support you need.

Affordable & Accessible Counselling Services.

Counselling services at Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre can be accessed in-person (face-to-face) or via telehealth, making it accessible to everyone irrespective of their geographical location.

We believe in making counselling for mental health accessible, affordable and available to all those who need it, so that everyone can get the help and support they need, move forward and live their lives to their fullest potential.

Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre is not a walk-in clinic. For all appointments, please make a booking.

Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre