Melanie Grabham is a dedicated mental health professional with experience in diverse clinical settings. Her extensive career encompasses roles in private practice, community health, educational institutions, and was a valued member of the ‘Parenting Resilient Kids Team’ at Monash University.
With a background as a school counsellor in both primary and secondary education, Melanie has developed an understanding of the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents. She specializes in addressing prevalent issues among these age groups, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.
Melanie’s passion extends to working with young adults and individuals who have experienced trauma. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, and relationship difficulties.
In her therapeutic approach, Melanie prioritizes the establishment of a warm, supportive, and collaborative rapport with her clients. She tailors her therapeutic methods to meet the specific needs of each individual, emphasizing the importance of creating an authentic and empathetic therapeutic relationship. Melanie strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for clients to share their personal narratives, fostering reflection and a deeper self-understanding. This process empowers clients to embark on a journey of positive transformation in their lives.
Melanie employs a diverse range of therapeutic modalities in her practice, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy.
Melanie is also highly trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and holds accreditation as an EMDRAA Accredited Practitioner. Melanie’s multifaceted approach ensures that she can effectively address the unique needs and preferences of her clients while promoting lasting positive change.