Vivid Life Psychology is a boutique psychology practice in the inner-north of Melbourne. VLP was founded by Melissa Thomas, our treating psychologist. Her values of Respect, Authenticity, Creativity, Adventure and Growth form the foundation of the practice. Her vision is to see the world through her client’s eyes, to honour their path whilst providing them with the opportunity and tools to move towards their goals for personal or relational growth.


C hallenges

Here are some of the things we can support you with:

  • Life stages and transitions
  • Life direction / purpose
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-sabotage
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Relationship issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Family of origin difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Marriage preparation
  • Couples counselling
  • Pregnancy / Perinatal
  • Unhelpful thoughts
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Social anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Burnout
  • Obsessions & compulsions
  • Grief and loss
  • Career / study
  • Self-identity issues


Melissa tailors her approach to the individual or couple utilising a variety of interventions including:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systems Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Graded Exposure Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strengths-Based approaches
  • Couples counselling
  • Prepare-Enrich couple assessment and development sessions