Port Phillip Psychology - Counselling & Psychology
Servicing areaServicing Melbourne Bayside Suburbs
Port Phillip Psychology was established by Michelle Thomson, a psychologist with 19 years experience. Michelle is passionate about psychology and loves helping people overcome their problems. Her team of fully qualified and highly experienced psychologists are friendly and welcoming.
Together her team provides a range of professional Counselling & Psychotherapy services, with the most popular including:
- Counselling for Children
- Counselling for Adults
- Counselling for Couples
Call us on 0395854710 for more information or to book your next appointment
What Makes Us Different?
We here at Port Phillip Psychology pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable with a dedicated reception area and a childrens counselling room equipped with lots of toys and games. If you are unable to arrange childcare you can bring the kids with you! Babies are welcome in the session. For toddlers and older children we have a separate room with TV, DVD player and toys.
We recognise that sometimes its tricky to juggle parenting and dealing with your problems, we take the stress out of taking time out to help yourself. So what do you have to lose? Just give us a call today or click on the 'Make an Enquiry' button to organise your next appointment.
Counselling Services We Offer
Counselling For Children
We have a dedicated childrens room equipped with toys and therapeutic games. The younger children are engaged in play therapy involving activities such as drawing, playing with the dolls house or on the car mat and role play while older children complete activities on paper, the whiteboard, role plays or play creative games.
What To Expect During a Consultation?
Parents are usually seen on their own prior to the childs first session. This enables us to obtain the background to the problem and a detailed history. When the psychologist is seeing your child you will be invited to the last 5 10 minutes of the session.
With the child present we give the parent a summary of the session and details of any homework that may be required. Children usually love this part of the session as they get to show their work to their parents and tell them about all the fun activities they completed.
How Many Sessions Will Your Child Need?
The number of sessions required will vary depending on the complexity of the childs issues. When the problems are relatively straight forward a series of six sessions may be enough. For more complex problems ongoing long-term therapy may be required. The psychologist will keep you up to date with your childs progress.
Counselling For Adults
Our psychologists specialise in a range of areas from anger to addictions to communication issues, dating and career change. Rather than doing a bit of everything each psychologist has his or her own speciality.
Just read more about our practitioners in the About Us Tab (add link here), or give us a call or to organise your next consultation with your perfect practitioner.
Counselling For Couples
All couples face challenges and rough patches. Things such as frequent disagreements, differences in values, suspicion or evidence of infidelity and financial pressures can all cause difficulties.
Counselling can help couples improve their communication and understanding of each others needs. It can assist strengthen the connection and intimacy between partners and help shift the couple from problem focused to future-focused.
9 Of The Most Common Issues We Can Address
- 1. Different goals or priorities
- 2. Pressure over finances and the way money is spent
- 3. Mismatched libidos or change in sexual intimacy
- 4. Participation levels and agreement on parenting
- 5. The impact of illness on the relationship
- 6. Finding a work / family / partner balance
- 7. Pressures from parents and in-laws
- 8. Extra-marital affairs or online infidelity
- 9. Remarrying and adjusting to step-parenting
Call us on 0395854710 to organise your next treatment
What To Expect During a Counselling Session?
Ideally both partners are involved in couples counselling however its not uncommon that one partner is reluctant to participate. In those cases it can still be beneficial to attend on your own as often when one person starts to change it creates a positive reaction in the partner.
For more information about any of the professional Counselling or Psychotherapy treatments that we here at Port Phillip Psychology, just give us a call or click on the 'Make an Enquiry' button today
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