Bulk Billing Psychologists
The Talk Shop is a group of dedicated Bulk Billing Psychologists and Counsellors who aim to provide access to good quality Counselling and Psychology to everyone. We have Medicare bulk billed eligible daytime weekday appointments with no out of pocket cost to you. You can see one of our qualified Psychologists or Mental Health Social Workers and have Medicare pick up the bill, giving you up to 10 free counselling sessions per calendar year.
We also offer ongoing counselling to clients of WorkCover, WorkSafe, VOCAT, TAC and the NDIS. If you have approval to receive psychological counselling under one of these schemes, you can see a Psychologist or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker at The Talk Shop without any cost to you.
Our team of Therapists
We have both male and female therapists, with different backgrounds, experience and languages. We have both Clinical and Registered Psychologists, and all our Psychologists are registered with Medicare and the Psychology Board of Australia. Our Mental Health Social Workers are also registered with Medicare and are accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
All our therapists are fluent in English, and we also have therapists fluent at speaking in German, Turkish, Hungarian, Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi/Dari, French, Creole, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian who are happy to speak with clients in those languages.
Our Clinic Locations
We have clinics located in the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs of Kew and Mooroolbark, and the South Eastern Suburb of Wheelers Hill, the Melbourne Northern Suburb of Reservoir, as well as in the Melbourne CBD.
In Mooroolbark our office is in the big blue building on Manchester Road, just a 1 minute walk north of the railway station, with lots of on-street parking making it easily accessible from Ringwood, Croydon, Kilsyth, Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Montrose, Coldstream, Healesville, Mount Evelyn, Silvan and Wandin.
Our Kew Office is located on High St opposite the ANZ, Commonwealth and NAB banks, next door to the Kew Art Gallery and two doors up from the QPO, so is easily accessible from Abbotsford, Alphington, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Brunswick, Carlton, Camberwell, Canterbury, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Manningham, Northcote, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Fairfield, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Richmond and the CBD.
Our Reservoir Office is located in the Gertz Avenue shopping strip, with plenty of parking right at the front door. We are just south of the M80 Ring Road, near the Northern School for Autism. We are easily accessed from the northern suburbs of Thomastown, Lalor, Preston, Thornbury, Kingsbury, Bundoora, Mill Park, Campbellfield, Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights, Coolaroo, Somerton, Epping, South Morang, Plenty, Greensborough, Watsonia, Viewbank, Rosanna, Heidelberg West, Montmorency, Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Fawkner and Glenroy.
Our Melbourne CBD office, on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Little Collins Streets, is merely a 2 minute walk from Flinders Street Station, and easily accessible from the Melbourne CBD, South Melbourne, East Melbourne, Cremorne, Albert Park, Docklands, South Yarra, Port Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, Middle Park, Prahran, Windsor and St Kilda.
Our Wheelers Hill Office is located in the Sector building, and is easily accessible from Glen Waverley, Brandon Park, Mulgrave, Springvale, Scoresby, Ferntree Gully, Rowville, Noble Park, Wantirna South, Ashwood, Mount Waverley, Notting Hill, Oakleigh East, Huntingdale, Clayton, Clarinda, Knoxfield, Dandenong, Forest Hill and Blackburn.
Making an Appointment
We have daytime weekday appointments that are bulk-billed through Medicare when your referring GP provides you with a Mental Health Care Plan, leaving you with only the best mental health care, and no out-of-pocket costs. Simply remember to bring your Medicare Card and Mental Health Care Plan with you to your appointment.
Fee payable daytime and after-hours appointments that are eligible for Medicare rebates are also available, and these have a minimal out-of-pocket cost with them.
We have appointments during the daytime as well as evenings and weekends, and our practices are easily accessible, so there is no barrier to getting the help you need and deserve.
In special circumstances, we are also able to provide psychologist home visits, depending on your location, although these are not able to be bulk billed.