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Should you want to contact us to talk about your decision to engage with us in counselling or to book an appointment call us on:

Ph 1300 795 292

What we offer

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm. Out of hours appointments are also available, attracting a higher fee.
Medicare rebates for people referred through a GP mental health care plan. We also offer private health fund rebates, Medicare local referrals, TAC, VOCAT, Workcover and forensic assessments and reports.
Typical counseling consultations with Clinical Psychologists incur a fee of $190. If there is a mental health care plan in place, Medicare rebates apply (rebates are currently $126.50), so your out of pocket expense is $63.50). For General Psychologists the fee is $150.00, with a $63.85 out of pocket expense with a Mental Health Care Plan. Bulk billing is available for those on a health care card.

A Few Words About Us

Each Psychologist working with Next Door Psychology has specialised expertise and experience in assessing and treating serious mental illness, a range of mental health disorders, working with developmental issues in children and adolescents, or specialist assessment for a range of presentations.

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About Next Door Psychology

Based in Werribee, we service people who are in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. We are located at 10 Bridge Street Werribee in a quiet private setting, with numerous consulting suites. Free car parking is available at the rear of the building.

The practice consists of Clinical and General Psychologists providing a wide degree of services from assisting those with depression and anxiety disorders, trauma related experience, psychosis, eating disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders. We have Educational & Developmental Psychologists who both work in schools and in the office with Children and Adolescents treating and assessing their presenting issues. Our Psychologists trained in Clinical Neuropsychology specialises in assessments for a range of issues such as ABI, Cognitive Deficits and learning problems. We take an empathetic approach to our clients, with a view of progressing our clients to strong mental health.

Staff Profiles

Alison Mynard - Clinical Psychologist

Managing Director

BA (SocSci); PGDip (Psych); PGCert (HthSciD&A); MPsych (Clinical)

Alison has worked in the counselling field for 22 years with a wealth of experience working primarily with adolescents and adults. She has counselled people who have suffered from depression and anxiety, have a history of trauma, those with drug and alcohol problems, people with family issues and refugees. As a Clinical Psychologist Alison has worked in private practice since 2009 across various locations in Melbourne. Prior to this, Alison has extensive experience working in various positions in non-government agencies. Alison has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy. Alison also uses therapeutic approaches drawn from Dialectical behaviour therapy and Family Constellation approaches. She has a special interest in working with people who have a history of complex trauma and also specialises in forensic and comorbid substance abuse issues. Alison works in a collaborative, caring manner, using her empathy to connect to the clients in an accepting and welcoming way.
 

Vicky Bablas - Clinical Psychologist

MPsych(Clin); B.App.Sci(Psych)(Hons)

Vicky is a registered clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, having completed her postgraduate training at RMIT University, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology (Clinical). She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) degree at RMIT University, attaining first class honours, and was the recipient of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize in 2011. 
Throughout her workplace experiences at the RMIT University Psychology Clinic, Austin Health North East Area Mental Health Service (within the Continuing Care Service and the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service), and at the Educational Program for Infants and Children (EPIC; an early childhood intervention service), she has obtained a broad range of clinical skills, including the assessment and treatment of various mental health problems, and emotional and behavioural issues as they present in both children and adults. She has been trained in the use of empirically validated interventions, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR and mindfulness-based therapies, and has experience in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, panic, specific phobias, adjustment issues, anger, and sleep difficulties. Vicky is registered to provide psychological services under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
 

Jodie Roper - Clinical Psychologist

Dip Teach; GDip (Spec Ed); GDip (Psych); PGDip (Psych); MPsych (Clinical)
Prior to obtaining her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Jodie worked for a number of years in the education and supported employment fields. Following many years of living, studying and working overseas Jodie returned to Melbourne in 2013 in order to further her career as a clinician. Her clinical experience includes working in both private clinic and hospital settings where she has worked with children, adolescents, couples, families and adults. In order to assist others achieve their greatest potential Jodie embodies the principles of positive psychology and uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical, Solution Focused and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. Jodie works with all clients in a collaborative manner ensuring a positive working relationship in which change, growth and personal development are encouraged and supported.
 

Catherine Hluchanic- Clinical Psychologist

MPsych (Clin); BA (Psych)(Hons)

Catherine is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has been working in the mental health field for the last three years. Catherine completed her training at Victoria University, obtaining a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree after graduating with honours in 2006.  Catherine specialises in the assessment and treatment of clients presenting with complex mental health issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, sleep difficulties, bullying, relationship difficulties, substance use, and personality disorders. She has been trained in the use of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, and psychodynamic therapy. She also has experience running group therapy programs for adolescents using an Acceptance and Commitment therapy approach. Catherine specialises in working with young people and adolescents, and also has experience working with children and adults in a variety of public and private settings. She uses an eclectic method in working collaboratively with clients to find the specific approach that best suits their needs. Catherine is passionate about working in an empathic and supportive way to help the client grow, develop, and work towards their goals.
 

Rita Fegatilli - Psychologist

MPPP; Post Grad Dip (Psych); BA (Psych)
Rita’s professional interests include assisting adults with a variety of issues related to anxiety, worry and stress management, depression, grief and loss, domestic violence, relationship conflict, mature aged issues and identity issues. Her approach is person centred and growth oriented and incorporates a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative and Psychodynamic Therapy, and mindfulness based interventions. Rita also has an interest working with adults experiencing mental health issues linked to childhood experiences and/or abuse. Her objective is to assist people to feel empowered by increasing self-awareness and self-compassion. 

Brendan Partridge - Clinical Psychologist

PGDip (Psych); MPsych (Clinical)
Brendan Partridge (Clinical Psychologist) has clinical training and experience in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and personality pathology. He has also had experience in cognitive, forensic, and risk assessments. He has adopted an integrative style of evidenced based intervention, including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Schema oriented therapies. Based on his core values of empathy, compassion, insight, and empowerment, Brendan is passionate about providing a warm and welcoming therapeutic experience.  

Alexandra Papadopoulos - Psychologist

BBNSc (Hons), P.G. Dip.Psych, M.Clinical Neuropsychology
Alexandra is a qualified General Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has been working in the psychology field since 2016 as a clinician and a University tutor. Alexandra specialises in administering cognitive assessments (for profiling or diagnosis) and providing tailored recommendations. She currently works within rehabilitation and aged care; assisting patients with emerging neurodegenerative disorders (such as dementia), stroke, acquired brain injury and alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Alexandra is also involved in a research project that is compiling neuropsychological tests to help better diagnose dementia for English Second Language migrants. The areas of cognition that Alexandra can assess are intelligence, memory, executive function and academic performance.  

Naomi Oviss - Psychologist

BA Sci, P.G. Dip Psych, MA Ed & Dev Psychology, Advanced Studies in Child and Family Development
Naomi is a Psychologist who aspires to create an environment for children she works with, that promotes social, emotional and intellectual learning in a fun and warm environment. She aims to assist children and their families in reaching their full potential in these three areas. Naomi works in a creative and fun way to engage children and young people in order to address their mental health concerns in a non-threatening way. Naomi uses approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoeducation, Family Systems and play therapy.  

Cath Corcoran - Psychologist

P G Dip Infant & Parent Mental Health, Dev Psychiatry GC, GD Appl Psych, BA Sci – Psych
Cath works with a range of individuals presenting with anxiety, depression and other mental illness. She is very experienced in providing services to people around conception and fertility, perinatal issues and postnatal issues. Cath also works with couples in relationship and family difficulties, and works within Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, and a range of other therapies tailored specifically for individual presentations.  

Alice Crole - Psychologist

BA (Nat); GDip (Psych); PGDip (Psych); MPsych (Clinical)
Alice is a registered psychologist who works with late adolescents and adults who present with: Anxiety, mood disorders, perinatal anxiety/depression, grief, relationship difficulties, somatisation, emotional dysregulation, substance misuse, and criminal behaviour. Alice primarily undertakes forensic assessments for court purposes.  

Aoife Dunne & Lee Barrow - Reception Staff
Aoife and Lee assist our Psychologists in providing Adminstrative support, including booking appointments. For all enquiries, our reception staff can be contacted on 1300 795 292. They are in the office from 9am to 5.30pm Mon to Fri.