Ms Colleen Melton

Clinical Psychologist

Colleen is a registered Clinical Psychologist.

Colleen has experience working in a variety of Public Mental Health (tertiary) settings providing intervention to young people and adults. This included a particular focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Colleen also has experience treating Anxiety, Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Colleen also has a passion for working with Police members and Veterans, having previously worked at the Victoria Police within the Police Psychology Unit. This included assisting with specialist selection, providing psychological first aid following critical incidents, and individual psychological assessments and treatment for members.

Colleen is warm, non-judgemental and empathetic. She has a keen interest in working with both young people and adults who have experienced early childhood trauma. She places importance on developing a trusting and safe therapeutic space for clients to feel able to gain a deeper understanding of their difficulties, particularly the role of early childhood experiences. She is keen to understand someone’s unique experiences that have led them to experience distress, while cultivating empowerment to work towards their recovery goals.

Colleen is passionate about using Schema Therapy to assist clients, while drawing upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) depending on the clients needs. Colleen has also recently trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat PTSD.

Colleen is located at the Essendon location and works Mondays 8am – 2pm, Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 5 pm.