Melbourne Counselling, Social Worker - Melanie Oborne

Melanie Oborne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Registered Provisional Psychologist.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Work; Masters of Social Work; Bachelor Social Science, Honours, Psychology; Graduate Certificate Careers Education and Development; Graduate Diploma Family Centred Practice. She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Australian Psychological Society.

Experience:

Melanie has been providing counselling and psychological services for almost 15 years. She has been in private practice since 2007 which incorporates EAP, Workcover and Medicare service provision.
She has also previously been a practitioner with the Department of Education and Community Service Agencies commencing 2003 until 2013.

Provide Services to:

Children, adolescents, adults and couples

Areas of expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety – panic, OCD, social phobia
  • Workplace stress
  • Post natal depression
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Autism/Asperger’s Assessment
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Career Assessment Counselling
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Crisis Counselling
  • Developmental Issues and Trauma
  • Family counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • IQ Testing
  • Men’s Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parental Issues
  • Perinatal Issues
  • Relationship Issues and Separation
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Sexual/Gender Issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Trauma
  • Terminal Illness

Types of Treatment Modalities:

Melanie is a client-centred practitioner whereby she is empathic and supportive whilst being non-judgmental. Melanie believes in the importance of the client being able to tell their story and are a part of the therapy process. Melanie uses evidence-based and holistic practices incorporating a wide range of therapy approaches including: cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy and interpersonal therapy. Her therapy approach is aimed at enhancing individual’s ability to cope through drawing on their strengths and helping them to identify positive strategies for growth in their lives.

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