Psychology Clinic

Psychology Clinic waiting area

The Victoria University Psychology Clinic was established in 1993. It reflects the commitment of Victoria University to western Melbourne by providing discounted psychological services to the community.

The Clinic operates as part of the professional training course for Master of Clinical Psychology students at the University. Assessment and treatment is provided by provisional psychologists who are supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists.

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Services provided

Psychologists equip people with the skills needed to function better and to prevent problems such as work stress, relationship troubles and coping with illness from seriously affecting your life.

The Clinic can address these concerns, as well as provide assessment and counselling treatment for:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • child behaviour problems
  • learning difficulties
  • family difficulties
  • difficult life events.

Individual and group treatments are available.

If you are unsure whether we can help you with your problem do not hesitate to contact us. We will also provide information and referral for other services, if appropriate.

Please note:

The VU Psychology Clinic is a service for the general public.

The Clinic does not provide medical treatment or a crisis intervention service. We do not provide a 24 hour service. If you are looking for immediate assistance, you should call LifeLine on 13 11 14.

We do not provide assessments or reports for legal or Workers Compensation proceedings.

If you are a VU student, you also have access to counselling through the Student Counselling Service.

Group programs

At various times of the year the Clinic provides education and therapy groups (8-10 clients). These groups reflect the areas of expertise of the Clinic's supervising staff and are related to the following issues:

  • parenting and child behaviour problems
  • anxiety, social skills and depression.

If you are interested in one of our group programs, please contact the Clinic Manager.

Exploring relationship difficulties group

From August 2016 to March 2017 we are running a 6 month group therapy program to give people the opportunity to explore and work through relationship difficulties. This group is open to men and women.

You can find out more and register for the Exploring relationship difficulties group.

Social Skills Group

The VU Psychology Clinic is a well established provider of Social Skills Groups for children with challenging behaviours and ASD diagnoses.

The groups are for children aged 5 to 14 years.

You can find out more and register for the Social skills group.

Referrals

The Clinic provides services to people of all ages from any location. Referrals can be made by local agencies, doctors, health professionals or teachers. Alternatively, you may ring the Clinic directly and refer yourself or a family member. Treatment is only provided by appointment.

Once a referral is accepted, a clinic worker will contact you to arrange a first appointment at the most convenient location. Appointments can be scheduled after normal business hours if required.

For all referrals please contact the VU Psychology Clinic Office or complete our referral form.

Clinic location

The Psychology Clinic is located at VU at MetroWest in Footscray. Access to the clinic is via 47 Paisley Street Footscray.

Please note the St Albans Psychology Clinic closed in December 2014.

Fees & pricing

Fees for individual therapy are on a sliding scale based on family income.

The Clinic charges organisations a fee for services based on an agreed fee scale. Learning assessments attract a flat fee.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm
  • Friday: 9am – 12pm

Contact us

Administrative Officer: Dianne Niemczyk
Email: dianne.niemczyk@vu.edu.au

Clinic Manager: Dr Carolyn Deans
Email: carolyn.deans@vu.edu.au

Victoria University Psychology Clinic Office
VU at MetroWest
Enter via 47 Paisley Street
Footscray VIC
Phone: +61 3 9919 2353
Fax: +61 3 9919 2773