Melissa Moss BSc (Hons) Psych 

Qualifications: ​

 

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - University  (UK)

  • Dip Therapeutic Counselling- College  (UK) 

  • Dip Social Science (counselling major)- University (AUS)

  • Cert Nutrition, Health and Eating disorders (UK)

Registrations: 

  • The Australian Counselling Association (ACA),

  • The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP),

  • The Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Association (AHPRA) and,

  • The Psychology Board of Australia. 

 

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Testimonials 

 

"Melissa is an incredible therapist and person who has helped change my life. 

She has an insight and understanding that goes far beyond what I ever thought I would experience in therapy. Melissa clearly has excellent training but her relatability and compassion really helped me to open up and trust our sessions.

I have a much clearer understanding of my past now and many tools to help me move forward. Therapy isn't easy but she knew when to challenge me and when to direct me to do some much needed nurturing. Our sessions have helped me navigate and understand what was happening both emotionally and physiologically when it all felt like too much; I felt like I had someone in my corner. 

I've made friends with myself and can see good in the world again. Melissa is truly amazing and I will cherish what I've learnt." 

Specialist Areas of Study

 * Humanistic Psychology * Person-centred Counselling * Attachment theory * Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) * Systemic Approaches * Trauma therapy * Somatic Experience * Non-Violent Communication (NVC) * Nature therapy * Art therapy

Continued Professional Development Certificates in: 

  • Understanding Domestic Violence

  • Dissociate Identity Disorder and trauma

  • PTSD

  • Trauma therapy

  • Adult survivors of Sexual Abuse

  • Sand-Tray therapy

  • Outdoor and nature therapy

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • Mental health issues for Youth

  • Mindfulness introduction 

  • Mindfulness 8 week training

  • Self-harm and Suicide 

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Eating disorders 

Issues and Needs I have experience working with: 

Depression, Anxiety, Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), PTSD, Alcohol/Substance Dependence, Addiction, Eating disorders, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Gender dysphoria, Gender and sexuality exploration, Body dysmorphia, Relationship issues, Low Self-esteem, Gaslighting, Self-abuse/harm, Adult and childhood Sexual Abuse, Recovered memory trauma, Domestic abuse and violence. 

Clients 

People aged 16 and older, from all Genders. 

Ethos

My name is Melissa Moss and as a woman, single mother to 3 amazing souls, friend, counsellor and community member I would like to share with you a little about the foundation my counselling is built upon.

I currently work with people who’s gender identities vary from non-binary, transgender, female and male, and i work with ages 16 and up.

My role as a counsellor is to work ‘with’ you, using talking therapy in a gentle, natural, non-directive and non-invasive way. Using a non-directive approach doesn’t mean i sit back in an aloof way that essentially neglects your needs. In fact its the exact opposite! I actively listen to what you are saying and not saying, in order to reflect back to you your true nature, beyond what you might have been led to believe of yourself or about an experience you have had. And I do this in a way that is deeply sensitive and aware that it is ‘you’ that knows best and is in the lead and ‘you’ that needs to inform us both the direction you want to go down. I dont poke and prod for more information, i stay ‘with’ you.

I believe this process, regardless of the reason you are seeking therapy, works to inspire self- awareness, which further develops self-acceptance, which therefore teaches us how to live with pain whilst avoiding further suffering. All of which sustains deep internal healing.

 

Working with me will enable your language to develop from: ‘I should' 

 To:  ‘I feel…because I need…so I will….’

So if this resonates with you, then please come along for a free consultation. The first step takes a lot of courage and can seem a bit daunting so if you would like to have an informal chat first then please give me a call on 0415 837 831

I look forward to working with you,

Warmest Regards Mel.

 

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