What we do

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a collaborative process

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between patient and therapist to understand the patient’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that have contributed to mental health problems, substance use, difficult relationships, problems with identity, self-esteem, and issues at work and home. This type of therapy is based on the theory of Psychoanalysis, which aims to understand unconscious processes that impact how we see ourselves and others.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy aims to promote personality change and development, reduce unhelpful and repetitive patterns of behaviour, and alleviate distress for people suffering from serious psychological problems. It can help those who experience difficulties in relationships, are not enjoying their life as fully as they would like, or want to know about their inner mental life more fully


Learn to manage your anxiety and reduce symptoms.


Develop coping strategies and improve your mood.


Work through past traumas and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Substance Use

Develop strategies to overcome substance use.

Relationship Issues

Address and work through difficulties in relationships.

Personality Problems

Develop self-awareness and improve personality functioning.

Melbourne Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Take the next step on your journey to healing and self-discovery

Request an intake with our compassionate and experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Rowville, Victoria. We’re here to support you and overcome the challenges that are affecting your mental health.

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About Moi Clinic

Your Safe Haven for family Mental health Support

At Moi Clinic, we believe that every individual deserves a safe haven for mental health support. Our experienced clinicians understand the importance of feeling a sense of belonging and work hard to create a welcoming, accessible, and caring space for vulnerable individuals. We strive to foster genuine therapeutic relationships with each of our clients, and to promote exploration and creativity as we support you on your journey towards personal growth.

What to expect

Here's what you can expect from our Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

We understand that every individual’s mental health journey is unique. That’s why our Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy service takes a personalised approach to your therapy sessions.


Assessment & Relationship Building

We take the time to get to know you and understand your unique situation. The first 2 – 3 sessions are dedicated to assessment, which allows us to establish a therapeutic relationship with you and develop a deeper understanding of your needs.


Personalised Treatment Plan

After your initial session, you'll work collaboratively with your psychologist to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Your psychologist will provide a safe and supportive environment to help you explore your thoughts and feelings.


Ongoing Support & Personal Growth

We provide a safe and nurturing environment for your therapy sessions, with each session running for 50 minutes. We know that creating lasting change takes time, so most of our Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy sessions are medium to long term.


Frequently asked questions

Therapy is tailored to the individual needs of each client and may be short, medium, or long term. It’s not possible to start an exact timeframe as each person is unique, and their reason for presentation is varied. The timeframe will be discussed with each client at assessment and in an ongoing manner as needed.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a safe and reliable environment to explore painful and confusing feelings that you may be finding hard to face. The therapist will work collaboratively with you to help you understand the meaning and underlying reasons behind your difficulties. You can expect personalized treatment that is tailored to your individual needs.

Patients usually attend once or more times weekly. The frequency of attendance will be discussed with the patient and tailored to their individual needs.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can help you achieve personal growth, reduce symptoms, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. It can help you manage anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and relationship issues, among other concerns. It can also help you develop effective parenting strategies and cope with adolescent issues.

Yes, therapy is strictly confidential. The therapist will not share any information about your sessions with anyone without your explicit consent.

Therapy sessions run for 50 minutes.

Many private health insurance plans provide coverage for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. It is recommended that you check with your provider to see if your plan covers these services.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can help those who experience difficulties in relationships, are not enjoying their life as fully as they would like or want to know about their inner mental life more fully. If you are unsure if this type of therapy is right for you, you can discuss your concerns with a qualified therapist to determine if it’s the best fit for you.

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Our team at Moi Clinic is dedicated to providing personalized and supportive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy services to help you overcome the challenges affecting your mental health. Contact us today to learn more and get started.

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