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Melbourne Psychology & Counselling (MPC) is home to a group of warm and experienced mental health professionals.

We work with children, adolescents and adults and have availability

for 1 - 2 psychologists to join our team.

Melbourne Psychology & Counselling was founded in 2016 by Dr Claire Ahern and Dr Christine Raab. Our aim is to provide our local community with high quality psychological therapy and to attract like minded psychologists to build a service focused on accessibility, valuing diversity, and high ethical and clinical standards, along with a focus on clinician welfare and work life balance.

Our team prides itself on being warm, approachable, and providing high quality psychological treatment to our local community. Hence we undertake research on the outcomes of our work, learn from each other through peer support and prioritise ongoing skills growth through professional development. To maintain our positive, mutually supportive environment, we are interested in... psychologists joining our group for the longer term.

To see testimonials from psychologists working at MPC about their experience, please take a look at the psychologist testimonials on our website: www.melbpsych.com.au


MPC has a reliable referral stream from a range of GPs, psychiatrists, local community and services in the northern suburbs. Psychologists working from MPC have the opportunity to work with a broad range of people and presenting problems. Diaries and client loads can be filled consistently and quickly.


MPC provides comfortable consulting rooms, a shared resource library and a range of administrative and clinical support services allowing psychologists to fully focus on their clinical work. Psychologists are supported by two highly engaged Directors (both clinical psychologists that also see clients at MPC), an intake team that coordinates triage of new clients, and a reception team. We provide quality administration, practice management software, marketing and reliable referrals. Our robust intake triage service ensures that new clients are motivated for therapy, leading to greater client retention. We have a mentorship program, provided by the directors, for early career psychologists, or psychologists new to private practice (read more on our website). MPC also provides opportunities for professional development, and peer supervision led by the Directors and/or experienced clinical psychologists independent of MPC.


MPC supports collegiate learning through our monthly OCD Interest Group and Trauma Interest Group led by Dr Claire Ahern and Dr Christine Raab. These groups allow all clinicians to come together to continue to develop skills, discuss the latest research, practice therapeutic techniques and discuss thorny therapeutic issues together. In addition, there is an EMDR Interest Group led by an external EMDR consultant.


Psychologists at MPC enjoy working with a range of interests and practice from a variety of modalities. While some have been in private practice for more than 10 years, others are early career clinicians completing their registrar program. We all value collegiality, learning and collaboration. Peer support is available from each other on site, and the team attends regular professional development and social events. We undertake an annual review of our services and team welfare. Overwhelmingly psychologists tell us that they feel supported and enjoy the team environment at MPC.


You would be an independent psychologist with full autonomy over your clinical approach, hours worked, fee levels and preferred client presentations/therapeutic modalities. If you are an early career psychologist you are eligible for mentoring with one of the Director’s (both registered supervisors with long standing experience in private practice). You would be available to work a minimum of two sessions per week.


MPC offers additional support to early career psychologists as they transition into private practice. We provide regular individual mentoring/supervision with one of the Directors (both Clinical Psychologists & board-registered supervisors). We also employ a highly experienced external supervisor who runs a fortnightly group supervision program for early career psychologists at MPC.

To complement the skills of the current group, we are looking for independent psychologists who possess the following skills and attributes:

• Fully registered with AHPRA and current professional indemnity insurance.
• Eligible for Medicare rebates under the Better Access Scheme.
• Experience working with clients in private practice, community agency or public mental health.
• Demonstrated experience managing varied client load with a variety of presenting issues.
• Proven ability to produce timely and high quality correspondence to referrers.
• Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development and growth.
• Willingness to work at least two days per week in private practice.

Valued additional attributes:
• Demonstrated experience or interest in working with:
• obsessive-compulsive & related disorders
• trauma related difficulties
• perinatal issues
• eating disorders
• Demonstrated experience or interest in working with children & adolescents, and their families, and/or
• Demonstrated experience or interest in working with LGBTIQ+ clients and their families, and/or
• Demonstrated experience or interest in working with couples.

Applications close on May 15 2024. Early applications are encouraged and may result in early interviews and offers.

Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in joining the team, as well as a CV to [email protected].

For any inquiries prior to application please contact: Dr Christine Raab or Dr Claire Ahern, Directors, Melbourne Psychology & Counselling on (03) 9005 1769
Coburg VIC Australia


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