Dr Melanie Brookes
BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Psych), DPsych/MSc(Psych)
Dr Melanie Brookes is a clinical psychologist based in the Sydney CBD. She has a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science. She currently works in private practice and at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
Melanie has a warm, empathetic approach to helping both couples and individuals gain insight into their emotional difficulties. She is compassionate and understanding, allowing her clients to feel safe in order to explore helpful ways to manage their problems.
When working with couples, Melanie works within The Gottman Method framework of couples therapy and with individuals she works in a variety of models of treatment including CBT and ACT. Melanie has a special interest in couples therapy, treating adjustment to health diagnoses, perinatal mental health and grief work
Pregnancy and the postpartum stages can be vulnerable times for women and their families. It can be a period of increased stress due to shifts that accompany such a major life changing phase.
Couples therapy involves addressing problems & conflicts that can arise in a relationship.The aim is to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner and to form effective communication strategies.
Anxiety encompasses intense feelings of worry or distress that can be difficult to control. Anxiety can interfere with our everyday lives and impact on our ability to cope with everyday challenges.
Mood disorders can impact on many aspects of our lives, such as our relationships, work and family life.
Adjustment disorder is a prolonged or intense reaction to an identifiable life stressor. It can
result in the impairment of social, occupational, or academic functioning.
Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening illness through addressing psychological distress that may arise. Grief counselling provides support for people grieving the loss of a significant person in their lives.