Melanie Sutherland

Melanie Sutherland is a Clinical Psychologist. She has over twenty-five years of experience working across the alcohol and other drug (AOD) and public mental health sectors, with the last 17 of these as a Senior Psychologist. Melanie has been in private practice for the past 10 years based in Northcote, VIC and provides clinical services to people living in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Northcote, Thornbury, North Fitzroy and Preston.

About Melanie Sutherland’s Qualifications & Experience

Melanie Sutherland Psychologist

  • Master of Arts (Psychology)
  • Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Young People’s Mental Health
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Melanie attends professional development sessions each year to remain abreast of progress in the field and to further her knowledge and experience. Most recently, Melanie has been developing her skills in utilising EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy) with individuals who have experienced trauma and other life defining events.

Melanie is skilled at working with individuals experiencing problems with:

  • depression and anxiety (including panic attacks and social anxiety);
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • post-natal depression and anxiety, signs and symptoms;
  • alcohol and other drug use;
  • grief and loss, as well as life transition and adjustment issues;
  • relationship, personal challenges, and personal development;
  • Pregnancy Support Counselling;
  • assessment of mental health disorders including identification of causes and symptoms;
  • mental health support.

Melanie can assist individuals to become more skilled in communicating assertively, establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries, resolving conflict and develop their decision-making and problem-solving skills. She is able to support people to make changes in their lives (e.g. give up smoking, enhance self-care etc.). She has significant experience treating young people, teenagers and adults, both individually and in a variety of group programmes.

Melanie has also facilitated numerous training events and has supervised other Psychologists and mental health clinicians in enhancing their skills in working with clients who have co-occurring mental health and addiction problems.

Areas of Special Interest

Melanie Sutherland, in addition to working with a range of mental health and personal development issues plus the most common psychological disorders, is particularly interested in seeing clients, both male and female, who are experiencing antenatal and post natal depression/stress and parenting issues. Melanie has trained and worked in this particular area and she is eligible to provide Pregnancy Support Counselling services under Medicare.

Melanie Sutherland has a special interest in working with teenagers and the psychological factors affecting their mental health. She has had considerable experience treating young people and teens across a range of settings, with issues related to development, adjustment, mental health and substance use.

Working Hours:


Offering daytime and after hours appointments. Phone – 03) 9482-1888

Email –  [email protected]