Dr Peta Stephenson

Clinical Psychology Registrar
GradDipPsych, BPsychSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD(Arts)
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  • Melbourne CBD
  • East Melbourne
  • Telehealth video conferencing

50 minute consultation: $270

Click below to see information on:

  • Medicare rebates
  • Reduced fees
  • Assessments and reports
  • Non attended session fees
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If you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral to see me from your GP or psychiatrist, Medicare will subsidise up to 10 sessions per calendar year with an amount starting from $93.35.

You will receive the lower rebate until you reach your Medicare Safety Net. For more information on the Safety Net click here.

Reduced fees:

In some circumstances I offer a reduced fee to clients who are experiencing ongoing financial difficulties. Please initially discuss this with our intake team before you make an appointment, and you will be advised if this is possible. Unless an arrangement is made with me for a reduced fee, you are responsible for paying the standard consultation fee on the day of the appointment.

Diagnostic Assessments and Report:

I do not provide assessments.

Non Attended Session Fees:

I require 2 full working days (Monday-Friday only) notice should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You must do this by telephone.

– If you give us 2 or more business days’ notice: no fee

– Less than 2 business days: full consultation fee

Out of courtesy to our professional relationship, I request that you provide at least 7 days notice to cancel an appointment as I have limited appointments available.

  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Hello, my name is Peta

As a psychologist, I seek to facilitate positive change and enhance the overall wellbeing of those I have the privilege to work with. I offer my expertise and compassionate support to individuals seeking guidance and growth. My hope is to contribute to a nurturing therapeutic environment where you feel understood, empowered, and equipped with the tools to effectively navigate life’s challenges. Through collaboration and tailored interventions, I aim to assist you in gaining insight, managing your emotions, and fostering healthier relationships- both in domestic and professional spheres. My approach is straightforward: to explore your emotions deeply, understand their significance, and guide you towards a more fulfilling life.

In our sessions we’ll examine your past and present relationships, identifying patterns and behaviours to pave the way forward. Visualise me wearing two hats in our therapeutic relationship: one as your unwavering supporter, dedicated to championing your goals; the other as your gentle provocateur, nudging you beyond your comfort zone to facilitate the changes you seek.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne. The two scholarly books I have authored on Australian history, society, and culture are a testament to my enduring fascination with the human condition.

I invite you to join me on a journey of self-discovery as we navigate together the complexities of your inner life to help illuminate the way toward a brighter, more harmonious future.

Issues I can help with
Work Performance
Rehab & Injury Counselling
Adjustment Difficulties
Self Esteem & Self Development
Assertiveness Training
Anger Management
Sexual Concerns
Sleep Difficulties
Careers Counselling
Behaviour Management
Social Skills
Conflict Resolution
Academic Performance & Giftedness
Depression & Mood
Grief & Bereavement
Domestic Violence
Drugs And Alcohol
New Parent - Dad
Family Planning
New Parent - Mum
Interpersonal Difficulties
Pain Management
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety
Grief And Bereavement
Return To Work Assistance
Health & Lifestyle
Sexual Difficulties
Life Transition
Smoking Cessation
New Parent