Melanie Whitelaw

Mel is wearing a v neck shirt and stands in front of a tropical garden, smiling at the camera


Brisbane & Brisbane North

  • Anxiety and stress management support
  • Positive behaviour support plans
  • Support with depression and emotions
  • Supports people with trauma
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

For about 20 years, Mel Whitelaw has been the cheer leader of clients seeking to boost their confidence and attain goals towards more independent living.

“When you’ve faced a barrier and overcome it, you’ve gained skills and strength,” she says. “We build on those together.”

Years working as a rehabilitation counsellor in occupational rehabilitation enabled this psychologist to work with, and build rapport with, people from diverse backgrounds – cultural, linguistic, and professional – as well as varying physical and emotional challenges.

At Therapy Pro, Mel works with clients of all ages, providing psychological assessments and putting in place individualised interventions.

As well as developing behavioural support plans, she can help you work through anxiety, stress, frustration, grief, trauma, depression, and other emotional regulation issues.

Working may be a goal you want to achieve: Mel can take you through a skills assessment, look at realistic steps to take towards that goal, and bolster your confidence.

Perhaps you want to improve a relationship with another person. Mel can help with social skills development.

Perhaps you’d like to have the confidence and ability to go to the shops independently. That’s another aspect of the work Mel does as a psychologist.

“I’ll highlight the changes you can see in your day-to-day life,” she says.

Mel is a graduate of James Cook University.


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