Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads | Ph: (07) 5508 0950 | Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm.

Melinda Brown

Melinda Brown

MACA Counsellor


I want to acknowledge that seeking help can be a really difficult thing to do and I honour your commitment in taking this first step. I am Melinda Brown, a devoted dog mum, a wanderlust traveler and a compassionate counsellor. I have a gentle, compassionate approach towards my clients and some of my core values are honesty, transparency and integrity.

Counselling sessions with me can result in increased self-awareness, strengthened communication, deeper intimacy, increased feelings of hope, healing from trauma, ways to cope with grief and loss, more solidified personal boundaries, better sleep and a quieter mind. The more you put in, the more you get out. As a qualified and registered counsellor with The Australian Counselling Association, I commit to joining empathically with you in your current struggles and assist you in reaching your goals in life.

As a past volunteer at Lives Lived Well Mirikai, I combine my personal lived experience with evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Strengths-Based Counselling, Solution Focused Therapy and other tailored resources and tools relevant to your current needs.

Appointments are available on Mondays and there is no need for referral. I look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to proceed in making an appointment, please contact Reception.

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New patient?

If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please use the details below to get in touch.

Learn more about how to book your first appointment

Phone: (07) 5508 0950

Email: [email protected]

Returning patient?

Returning patients will need to book their appointments over the phone or via email. These details can be found above or on our contact page.


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Frequently asked questionsSWIPE / CLICK LEFT OR RIGHT FOR MORE

  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to make an appointment at our health centre - we welcome new patients. Rebates maybe be available, click below to find out more.

  • What are my payment options?

    Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You can pay using credit/debit, and electronic transfer (via EFTPOS). We are a mixed payment practice: practitioners charge for their services, however some also offer bulk-billed services for concession card holders. You may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates, click below to learn more.

  • Can I claim Medicare rebates for counselling?

    We can help to determine your eligibility for government programs such as the Better Access initiative, or Psychological Services Program (formerly known as ATAPs), which enables people to receive medicare rebates for a certain number of sessions with a mental health professional. Click below to learn more about claiming Medicare rebates.

  • Do you offer bulk-billing?

    Some of our practitioners offer bulk-billing for concession card holders only. 

    If you require bulk-billing:

    • Ask for a practitioner that offers bulk-billing when you make an appointment
    • Remember to bring your concession card with you to your appointment.
  • What evidence-based approaches do you use?

    The evidence-based therapeutic approaches used by our practitioners vary. Each practitioner has preferred methods and theories they apply to help you get the most out of your therapy, achieve your goals, and find greater wellness. Click the button below to learn more about of evidence-based approach to treatment.