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


Shilat Vaknin
Shilat Vaknin
December 2, 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
November 28, 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
November 11, 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
October 17, 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.
Ramona Lein
Ramona Lein
October 13, 2023
Both Meg and Phil have been exceptionally great in my changes to being a better person. They have helped me quit alcohol, manage my anxiety, and postpartum depression. In results I found ambition to growing my business, being a better mother and wife: I truly could not have done this without them. HIGHLY RECOMMEND *****
October 11, 2023
I needed support for my anxiety overall and stress at work and contacted the team at Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre and met Meghan my counsellor. She is a highly experienced and kind counsellor who has helped me work through numerous issues I was facing. Through my therapy I have learnt to manage my stress with new ways to cope and confront my issues and anxiety and not allow it to control my life. I highly recommend the team at Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre, they are professional, knowledgeable and very caring. A big bonus for me were the evening appointments, making it easy for me to attend after work.
Agnes Durst
Agnes Durst
October 10, 2023
A lovely, comfy and safe space in their new clinic with kind and compassionate therapists and counsellors. I have been going to Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre for a few months now and I have found a difference in my life. A very positive experience and I happily recommend this Centre if you are looking for professional and compassionate help with anxiety or depression.
September 21, 2023
I feel hopeful and liberated after my sessions at the clinic. I feel safe and emotionally protected and I have seen significant change in myself, my anxiety and stress has reduced a lot. I have also experienced excellent results and I couldn’t be happier with my progress. I know the process doesn’t happen overnight but with my counsellor’s help I am gaining self awareness, confidence and just feeling happier. I really recommend Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre to anyone needing help, fees are affordable and the space is awesome. Thank you guys.
Melanie J
Melanie J
September 15, 2023
My experience has been extremely positive and I would highly recommend the clinic. The team here are super kind, supportive and welcoming and the therapy I have received has been most helpful to me with my personal circumstances. The space is very impressive and not like other experiences I have previously had with counselling. I have felt heard, understood and my experiences validated and in my opinion this has been one of the best experiences I have had in seeking help. I have learnt so much about myself and am much more confident and less stressed and anxious. I definitely recommend them if you need support, you will definitely get it here in a very safe, professional and comfortable space.
Sam Etheridge
Sam Etheridge
August 6, 2023
Beautiful cosy private rooms and with kind, empathetic practitioners. Felt well supported and listened to. Easy to talk to and hash out tricky subjects.

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