Making high quality mental healthcare accessible for everyone

Leonie Bessant

Leonie is a Registered Psychologist who studied Community Psychology at Victoria University, here in Melbourne.

Leonie’s practice embraces Community Psychology values which seek to understand the social, cultural and ecological factors that contribute to stress, distress and trauma. Community psychology values respect for cultural and human diversity and facilitate individual, family and community empowerment and participation.

Leonie has provided mental health and well-being support to individuals across the life span, groups, older people and people experiencing housing distress.

Psychological therapies and techniques Leonie has experience using include cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative and art therapies, solutions-focused, strengths-based and trauma-informed therapies.


2019 Master of Psychology (Community). Victoria University, Melbourne.
2016 Bachelor of Psychology Honours, Victoria University, Melbourne.
2006 Associate Degree Applied Science (Grape growing), Charles Sturt University, NSW.
1990 Master of Art. Royal College of Art, London, UK.
1980 Diploma of Fine Art. Phillip Institute, Melbourne.

Leonie is currently not working with clients under the age of 18 years.

Leonie works from our Reservoir offices.

Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Leonie.