Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

Swinburne Psychology Clinic

COVID-19 update
We are offering video and phone counselling consultations. These sessions are securely accessible via any device. Please contact us for more information, or to make an appointment. Due to social distancing measures we are currently unable to conduct any cognitive/personality/occupational assessments or group treatments. Please register your interest and we will contact you when programs resume.

Our reception staff are available from 12pm to– 5pm, Monday to Friday to answer telephone enquiries. There may be slight delays in getting back to you outside of these hours. We will respond to your voice messages as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email us at psychclinic@swinburne.edu.au.

If you require emergency counselling services, please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours).

The Swinburne Psychology Clinic was established to provide a range of low-cost psychological services to the Melbourne community.

Help is on the way: Support for individuals, couples and families in the community.

Swinburne's Psychology Clinic has now achieved an enviable reputation, not only for the services it provides, but also for its teaching and research. Each year the Clinic provides over 500 individuals with access to low-cost counselling, psychological assessment and group therapy treatment.

Established in 1990, the Clinic provides a unique avenue for individuals to access professional counselling on an ongoing basis at a low-cost and there are no limitations on the number of sessions that a client can access.

Now one of the largest university clinics in Australia, the Clinic provides a vital role in the training of future psychologists, providing them with the appropriate experience, training and clinical skills they need to work independently.

All work conducted by counsellors at the Clinic is supervised by fully registered psychologists with significant academic and applied training who provide support, practical advice and feedback to counsellors and therapists.

Online Services

In addition to our current clinic online services, there are a number of free digital resources available to the community that promotes mental health, well-being and psychological research findings. We encourage you to access these resources as we expand our e-therapy services.

Mental Health Online

Mental Health Online is an initiative of Swinburne University of Technology National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

MHO provides comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing mental distress, our services can help through self-assessment, self-help and, if you choose, online professional support. For more information, please contact us on contactmho@swin.edu.au

Swinburne Psychology presents Mental Health support for youth affected by COVID-19

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have developed a mental health program to help youth aged 13–18 experiencing pandemic-related anxiety and depression.

This support involves:

  • Six sessions of online counseling delivered through video conferencing Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to manage anxiety and depression;
  • Access to a website that contains self-help materials which supplements therapy;
  • Optional parental involvement and feedback with the youth’s permission.

The therapy is delivered by intern psychologists at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic.