Melissa Thomas

MProfPsych, BPsySc (Hons), MAAPi, MAPS

Melissa Thomas is the founder of Vivid Life Psychology. She is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in the non-government and not-for-profit sector. She holds a Master of Professional Psychology and has worked with adolescents, adults, older adults and couples from all walks of life.

Melissa’s goals are: to provide a safe, grounding, accepting and enjoyable space to connect authentically with clients; to support them to gain understanding and insight into internal and external barriers to growth and movement; to uncover their hopes for future; provide tools for continued self-development; and empower clients to take steps towards change and growth.

Melissa uses an integrative counselling approach drawing from interventions including: Narrative Therapy, Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She also provides counselling and pre-marriage/commitment assessment and skill-building sessions to couples.

Registrations and Associations

  • Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Medicare Provider
  • Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPi)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS).