About us


Why choose us?

We believe that every person experiences times in their life when they can benefit from extra help.

Much like the birch tree, we aim to support you to be strong, flexible and resilient, in order to withstand life’s challenges. We help individuals build on their strengths to better manage their symptoms, current stresses and relationships, and to get the most out of life.

We care

All our Psychologists take a professional, warm and caring approach to assessing your current problems. We work with you to achieve your desired outcomes from therapy.

We support

We believe that everyone can benefit from learning skills to manage the various difficulties that can arise across the lifespan, whether these be large or small. We hope to provide each person who comes to Birch with support and encouragement to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Psychologists have many years of experience in helping people overcome mental health concerns.

Birch Psychologists frequently support people with and without a diagnosed mental illness to improve their functioning and pursue physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Therapy is based on talking through your concerns, and frequently practising behavioural, or thought techniques over the course of a number of sessions. The length of therapy depends on the complexity of the problem.  Our Psychologists deliver evidence-based therapy (meaning these techniques are well supported by research), which we tailor to the circumstances of the individual to achieve improvement in psychological symptoms, and help people to build full and meaningful lives.

Psychologists do not prescribe medication. However, they will recommend you see your GP or a Psychiatrist if they believe medication could be included as part of your treatment.

You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist, however substantial Medicare rebates are available for up to ten sessions per year with a referral from your GP.

Our services


  • Separation

  • Conflict

  • Communication

  • Loneliness and isolation

Mood and anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar

  • Panic

  • Excessive worry

  • Phobias

  • Obsessions and compulsions

Personal growth

  • Mindfulness

  • Confidence

  • Self-esteem

  • Communication

  • Assertiveness

  • Stress management

  • Substance misuse


  • Posttraumatic stress

  • Grief and loss

  • Family violence

Health issues

  • Adjustment to cancer and other illness

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Chronic health problems

  • Eating Disorders

Life adjustments

  • Work changes

  • Transitions

  • Family changes

  • Parenting

  • Perinatal concerns

Youth mental health

  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • Friendships and relationships

  • School and study stress

  • Relationships with parents

Please contact us for more information on how we can help you.

Our space

View Birch’s Fitzroy North and Alphington spaces before you visit us. We look forward to welcoming you here.

Make an appointment

Please call Birch on 8592 1954 to discuss your needs and arrange a convenient time to attend.

Please note that Birch Psychology is unable to provide a crisis service.