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About The Inner Collective.

Melbourne Psychologists - counselling, group therapy, mindfulness workshops, ADHD group therapy & more.

Who we are.

The Inner Collective is a Melbourne CBD-based Psychology practice offering in-person and online consultations via tele-health.

 

We understand that effective therapy depends on you connecting with your practitioner. Our close-knit team of clinical psychologists are warm, non-judgemental and committed to your wellbeing.

Melbourne psychologist - The Inner Collective
Melbourne psychologist - The Inner Collective

Meet the team.

Dr Phoebe Lau - clinical psychologist in melbourne

Clinical Psychologist, Director,

Board-approved Supervisor

MACPA, EMDRAA Full Member

(on parental leave)

About Phoebe

Dr Phoebe is a warm, calm and compassionate clinical psychologist working with adults. She has spent more than a decade in counselling, research, and clinical psychology - but without the clinical ‘feel’.

Phoebe believes mental health, along with physical health, is central to wellbeing for a full and meaningful life. She has a passion for women's wellbeing and mental health issues, and women's leadership.

 

Phoebe wholeheartedly believes that to change our social context, we must start at the grass-roots - working on ourselves.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

  • Consultancy

  • Keynote and workshop presentations

  • Online courses​

Approaches to Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness based therapies

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Sydney

  • Master of Science, University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Honours, University of Sydney

Clinical Psychologist

(waitlist closed)

Dr Jeretine Tan - clinical psychologist in melbourne

About Jeretine

Jeretine is a gentle, warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based and holistic approaches to therapy.

 

Jeretine has experience supporting adolescents and adults with difficulties, including depression, anxiety, sleep and stress management, grief and loss, relationship concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, perfectionism and self-esteem.

She is passionate about empowering and supporting women towards living fulfilling lives that are also values-driven.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy​

Approaches to Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness and Compassion-focused approaches

  • Strengths-based approach

  • Schema Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Australian Catholic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours)

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Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar

About Bryan

Bryan is an understanding and respectful clinical psychology registrar from a Singaporean immigrant background. He is committed to promoting a safe, supportive and compassionate therapeutic space where clients feel heard and respected. Bryan focuses on developing strong collaborative relationships with clients and is passionate about helping them build an enriched life driven by their personal values. 

 

Bryan has experience working with adults and adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief and adjustment difficulties. He has also worked in various private and public health settings, including the Royal Women’s Hospital, where he worked with women experiencing perinatal mental health issues. 

 

Bryan has a special interest in assisting clients with social anxiety and is committed to working with diverse client groups.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

Approaches to Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Monash University 

Counsellor, Provisional Psychologist

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About Anna

Anna is a compassionate and collaborative provisional psychologist in Australia, building upon her qualifications as a psychologist in Brazil since 2011.

 

Anna has particular interest in working with diverse group communities, addressing migratory grief and cultural shock, existential issues, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief & loss, and stress management.

 

Being an immigrant herself, Anna holds empathy for the challenges of adapting to and finding belonging in a new culture. She believes that her own perspective allows her to connect with and support individuals navigating the complexities of immigration.

 

Anna truly believe that seeking therapy is a courageous step towards living a more authentic life. She considers it a privilege to walk alongside clients on their journey, wherever they happen to be, embodying Carl Jung's wisdom: "know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul."

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

Approaches to Therapy

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

  • Relational Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Strengths-Based Approach

Qualifications

  • Core Training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), LeftBank Institute, Australia

  • Bachelor of Psychology, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil

  • Provisional Psychology Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - awaiting board approval to begin

  • Full Member of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

  • Level 3 Membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

  • Diploma of Counselling, Australian Learning Group, Australia

  • Diploma of Community Services, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia

Sarah Ross - administration at the inner collective

Administration

Sarah takes care of administration at The Inner Collective with a warm and enthusiastic approach.

 

She has been in the medical administration field for over 10 years and is passionate about helping people. Sarah works hard to deliver the highest quality service to all our clients.

Clinical Psychologist, Board-approved Supervisor

MACPA

Dr Mei Tran- clinical psychologist in melbourne

About Mei

Mei has a gentle and collaborative approach to therapy and believes in a holistic approach to mental health. She has experience supporting adults facing challenges including anxiety and mood issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, insomnia, coping with life stressors, chronic pain, and adjustment to physical health issues.

 

Mei tailors each session to her clients needs and goals, aiming to empower them to navigate challenges and improve their mental wellbeing.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

  • Keynote and workshop presentations

Approaches to Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness and motivational-based therapies

  • Solution Focused Therapy

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Western Sydney University

  • Master of Science, University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Sydney

Clinical Psychologist

Madelyn Trinh - melbourne psychologist

About Madelyn

Madelyn has a warm and friendly approach as a clinical psychologist and creates an inclusive therapeutic space for her clients.  She is passionate about helping people navigate through difficult times and to collaboratively reflect on areas of growth in their mental wellbeing.

 

Madelyn has experience across the lifespan with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and gender and sexual diversity in both public and private mental health systems. She has experience with a range of challenges including anxiety and perfectionism, mood dysregulation, relationship difficulties, stress management, attachment & trauma, and adjustment to life stressors. 

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy​

Approaches to Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness therapies

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed therapies

Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, The Cairnmillar Institute

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), ISN Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology), The University of Melbourne

Joel Hoo - clinical psychologist with The Inner Collective

About Joel

Joel is a good-humoured and responsive Clinical Psychologist of Chinese Malaysian descent, who cares deeply about the work he does. He has a lively and collaborative therapeutic style, and his clinical work is guided by values of compassion, thoughtfulness, curiosity, and authenticity.

 

Joel sees the world through a multicultural lens and works hard to create a safe space in therapy where people feel heard and accepted.

Joel has also worked in physical health with people experiencing psychological distress as a result of having cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Joel has particular interests in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, job dissatisfaction, and ADHD.

 

Joel is passionate about Asian representation in leadership and working with people of colour.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

Approaches to Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, University of Canterbury

  • Master of Health Psychology, University of Auckland

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Otago

Clinical Psychologist

MACPA

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About Takeo

Takeo (they/he) is a psychologist from a Japanese immigrant background living and practicing on the unceded lands of Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people.

 

Grounded in an intersectional and decolonial approach, Takeo aims to provide culturally responsive, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed care. With a deep appreciation for the wisdom, lived experiences, and resilience of every individual, Takeo strives to create a safe and empowering space for each client.

 

Takeo brings their experience in supporting adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as individuals within gender and sexual diverse communities, across both public and private mental health sectors.

 

With a focus on addressing a range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship complexities, identity exploration, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attachment and trauma, self-esteem, and navigating life transitions, Takeo is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care tailored to each client's unique needs.

Services Offered

  • Individual therapy

Approaches to Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed therapies

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Schema Therapy

Qualifications

Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar

(They/He)

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, The Cairnmillar Institute

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Honours, University of Western Australia

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How we can help you.

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Anxiety, stress & depression

  • Depression

  • Stress & burnout

  • Generalised anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Health anxiety

  • Trauma & post-traumatic stress

  • Adjustment to stressors

  • Grief & loss

  • Distress intolerance

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Personal development & wellbeing

  • Self-development

  • Wellbeing wellness & self-care

  • Emotion coaching

  • Relaxation skills training & mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Women's health issues

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-esteem & confidence

  • Meaning, purpose & self-worth

  • Assertiveness

  • Communication skills

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Relationship & parenting

  • Friendship problems & bullying

  • Relationship issues

  • Parenting strategies

  • Pre and postnatal mental health

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Workplace & study

  • Job & study dissatisfaction

  • Exam performance

  • Workplace issues

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Unhelpful behaviours

  • Risk-taking behaviours

  • Anger management

  • Obsessions & compulsions

  • Impulse control

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

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Pain management

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic illness

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