• Psychologist Caroline Springs and Moonee Ponds.


    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    BA Psychology and Social Communications, BA (Hons) Psychology

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Caroline Springs, VIC
    • Moonee Ponds, VIC
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds. Medicare rebates available for individual sessions only (with a valid Mental Health Care Plan).

    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • EFT & Affairs by Jenny Fitzgerald
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Sex and Relationships, Barry McCarthy
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    Areas of Interest
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Relationships
    Described by Hart clients as:
    • Very friendly
    • Easy to talk to
    • Supportive
    • Encouraging
    • Very helpful
    • Understanding

    Awarded by The Hart Centre as ‘the Associate who consistently gets the most positive feedback, Australia-wide’.

    Types of Therapy
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Ego State
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Internal Family Systems
    • Narrative
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    About Therapist

    This Hart Psychologist specialises in Couples Counselling, and has been working with mental health and as a Psychologist in private practice since 1999. His passion for working with couples is underpinned by his burning desire to assist individuals in becoming the best person for themselves first, and for their partner later. That way, they can enjoy a rewarding relationship based on reciprocal honesty, equity, respect, trust, and presence.

    Over the past 24 years, he has earned himself a reputation for working collaboratively with clients in a friendly, warm, and practical manner. His caring, compassionate, and positive nature, coupled with his overall light-hearted approach make him easy to talk to about any issue. Over the years, he has gained significant experience in assisting individuals and couples living with low self-esteem; anger; anxiety; depression; unproductive communication; infidelity; internet pornography; relationship issues; conflict; same-sex attraction/relationships; and violence.

    He is an AHPRA-registered Psychologist and a full Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc.; Psychology Board of Australia; Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; and North-West Peer Support Group in Melbourne.

    He uses many therapeutic modalities in his eclectic approach.

    His motto ‘working towards better mental health’ is underpinned by his belief that one of his key roles is to meet his clients where they are. This allows him to gain an understanding of their situation. He then facilitates their thinking so they can better understand their situation and options, and make their informed decisions about their relationships.

    Some of the goals that he sets collaboratively with his clients are psychoeducation, interpersonal skills training, honesty and accountability, reciprocally safe and respectful communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, equality, practicing mutually consistent standards, collaboration, shared responsibility and decision-making, interpersonal trust and support, non-threatening behaviour, intimacy, personal integrity, and mutual transparency, presence, and respect.

    Some of the outcomes that clients have reported to him are feeling better about themselves, their partner and their relationship; improved communication; effective conflict resolution; healing from historical emotional hurts; wanting to be in their relationship again; having their ‘spark’ re-ignited; and looking forward to a better future. Based on these reports, in 2020, Julie Hart presented him with the first-ever Hart Centre Award for being “The Associate who consistently received the most positive client feedback, Australia-wide”; a humbling honour that he graciously received on behalf of his clients.

    Underpinned by respect, his counselling focus is on providing psychoeducation and skills training, so couples can feel empowered to address and resolve life’s inevitable challenges outside his consulting room. Hence the efficient transition of many of his clients from reparative to preventive counselling.

    He feels that people ‘inviting him to be a guest’ in their lives in their time of need, is a privilege for which he is grateful.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 24 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Care
    2. Empathy
    3. My love of serving
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Educating and empowering couples to resolve their issues so they can revive their relationships.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A young couple came to see me in 2017, following an emotional affair. Reportedly, when booking appointments, the husband repeatedly said to my secretary “he is a legend”. In August 2023, while I was out for dinner with a friend, the husband approached me. His wife followed, with two children. I was delighted to see that since I last consulted with them, they had a second child. At the end of our brief conversation, the husband said “thank you for all your help. You saved our marriage. Thank you so much”. The wife smiled and nodded in agreeance. Just one of many real-life examples that fuel my love for my work.

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    Parking & Accessibility

    Moonee Ponds: Free parking available onsite. There is a bus interchange and tram stop located opposite the clinic.

    Caroline Springs: Free parking onsite and public transport nearby.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552