RelateWell psychological services operate within a clinical governance framework that safeguards that people receiving mental health treatment obtain safe high-quality care within a safety and high-quality culture.
A dedicated and specialist team of psychologists matching structured evidence-based interventions to individual's needs and complexities in the clinical delivery of targeted psychological support services to adults, adolescents and children.
Lyvia is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She currently works with an array of individuals who present with mild to moderate mental illness and who benefit from psychological intervention. She also works with perinatal specific referrals, couples postpartum and couples maturing in their relationship. She is skilled in individual and couples counselling, and support and therapeutic counselling.
Lyvia is also a Sexologist and has a keen interest in working with both individuals and couples in mental health issues relating to relationships, sexuality and sexual identity.
Lyvia is passionate about helping adults and children navigate the lifespan.
Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)
Rebecca is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She currently works with a vast range of individuals of different ages and backgrounds and particularly enjoys working with adults and children.
Rebecca is skilled in current evidence-based therapies and works collaboratively with clients to create a treatment plan that fits their specific needs. She currently works with mild to moderate presentations of mental illness in adults and children, presenting with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, ADHD and a scope of additional psychological disorders across the lifespan.
Rebecca also has extensive experience in cognitive assessments. Using current psychometric assessments in gaining an awareness and understanding into an individuals inclusive cognitive or else mental health functioning.
Rebecca is passionate about human behaviour, recovery and wellbeing.
Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)
Ebonnie is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Areas of interest are in perinatal mental health, anxiety, trauma and adjustment difficulties. Utilising aspects of CBT, MCT, ACT, DBT, schema, and attachment therapies in practice.
Ebonnie is passionate about supporting a diverse range of clients to improve their psychological health, teaching and mentoring students, and contributing to psychological research.
Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)
Robert is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Robert has experience treating people who present with mild to moderate mental health challenges, seeing both adult and child clients. He is committed to assist each with their individual issues, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationships and trauma, using appropriate evidence-based treatments.
Location: Telehealth only
Charlene is a Provisional Psychologist currently undertaking the Master of Professional Psychology degree with The Cairnmillar Institute. She currently holds approved registration as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Charlene has worked with a diverse range of clients, from children to adults, including priority cohorts (such as LGBTIQ+ community). The presentations worked with include depression, anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, suicidality, binge eating and intellectual disability. Therapeutic approaches used include CBT, ACT, person-centred, strengths-based and motivational interviewing.
Charlene is committed to support priority cohorts, including minority and vulnerable populations, in providing mental health support; and promoting positive attitudes to achieve better quality of life and potential.
Location: RelateWell Centre, Coburg
A dedicated team of counsellors matching structured evidence-based lifespan theories and counselling approaches to individual's needs and complexities in the delivery of counselling support to individuals and couples.
Madeleine has graduated with a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Madeleine has experience working with individuals, couples and families in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, anger-management, self-esteem, stress management and interpersonal issues.
Madeleine particularly enjoys working with clients in the perinatal space and has a strong focus on the importance of the development and maintenance of healthy relationships between couples and families.
Madeleine is a registered Circle of Security ParentingTM Facilitator; and is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg), Wardens Walk Maternal Child Health Centre (Coburg) & Springvale Service for Children (Springvale)
Amanda is a graduate of the Master of Counselling at Monash University; and is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Amanda has experience working with client’s experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression and specialises in working with couples and families.
She utilises a person-centered approach with her clients through cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction and motivational interviewing.
Amanda is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy; is a registered Circle of Security ParentingTM Facilitator; and is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator.
Location: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)
Colleen Reilly is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute and her Couple and Relationship Studies and Internship at Relationships Australia.
Colleen specialises in working with couple and relationship issues, and also has extensive experience in anxiety and panic disorders; loss and grief; low self-esteem; mild to moderate depression; stress management, and finding purpose and meaning in life.
Colleen is a trained Emotion Focused Therapist, but depending on the needs of her clients draws from skills-based approaches such as Mindfulness and CBT. She often provides useful practical reading material to broaden the understanding of specific issues for her clients.
Her focus is on being fully present with you, in an empathetic, calming and non-judgmental space.
Colleen is passionate about her work with people and is delighted to be a team member at RelateWell.
Colleen is an Adult Educator / Facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell; and is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Location: RelateWell Centre Coburg
Commencing in 2024
Psychoeducation Relationship Facilitators
Our relationship programs are run by tertiary qualified, experienced adult educators who are either psychologists or counsellors working in the field of couple relationships. They have a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based relationship theory and provide an interactive, insightful learning space for couples. All trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Amanda Sacco & Lyvia Govinden
Both Amanda and Lyvia are certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitators.
We see people presenting with:
Mild to Moderate Mental Illness
Perinatal Mental Health
Perinatal / Postnatal Adjustment
Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues
Separation or divorce
Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues
Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues
Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues
Sexuality and sexual identity
Grief & Loss
Abuse & violence in relationships
Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues
Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale
Low cost counselling available (dependent on income)
Medicare rebates under Mental Health Care Plan
BULK BILLING (eligibility applies) under Mental Health Care Plan
Private Health Insurance rebates
CAREinMIND Mental Health Services (free counselling services)
Sessions 55-60 minutes duration