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Welcome to My Practice Counselling Melbourne

Unleash your true potential and navigate life’s challenges with confidence. We’re here to guide you every step of the way with convenient locations in West Melbourne and Uni Hill Bundoora. Dive into a transformative journey with us and reclaim your life.

We are passionate about supporting YOU to embrace and fulfil your unique potential.

It’s time to re-discover YOU… Let us show you how.

Have you been struggling with any of the following?

It’s ok. We understand.

Life is challenging and change is difficult. We know this as counsellors, and we know this personally as people who have sat on the couch ourselves. So, we have tremendous respect for you in taking this initial step toward change, personal growth, and healing. Your goals are unique, and we help you in identifying them so that you can make your ideal future a reality. We take the time to learn what matters most to you and provide resources that help you put your values into action.

Our mission is to support you every step of the way.


You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.


Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.


You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.


With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.


Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

At My Practice, we deliver counselling and resources, designed to strengthen your mindset so that you can begin to experience…
Are you ready to take the leap? We are in this together.
Is Therapy Worth It?

One of the questions we are often asked at My Practice is: Is therapy worth it? Research has found that counselling can help people achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives, including happier relationships, more fulfilling careers, and financial success. If you are stressed, depressed, having trouble sleeping, or generally feel that your mental health could improve, therapy is an investment worth making.

Our Story

My Practice Counselling Melbourne was founded on the philosophy that counselling should be a unique and transformative experience. We are motivated by a desire to provide you with solutions to life’s most difficult problems. What sets us apart from others in the field is our approach that extends beyond the therapy room. We provide resources, tools, and education to enhance understanding and self-awareness. We believe in empowering you with knowledge to solve any problem you may be facing.

Counsellor | Psychotherapist

Jonathan Riley

Glad you’re here! I’m Jonathan Riley a passionate therapist, author, and educator dedicated to empowering people on their journey to mental well-being. Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or simply ready to thrive? My belief is that every mental challenge has a solution, and I am here to guide you. Visit our services page to learn more about my specialisations and how I can help.

In-Person Sessions

Do you prefer to attend your counselling session in person? You can book any one of our services to be delivered in person within the comfort and privacy of our office in West Melbourne.

To book your in-person session, simply click the ‘Book a Session’ below.

Online Sessions

Would you feel more comfortable talking with one of our counsellors online? You can book any one of our services to be delivered through an online medium, both privately and in a group setting.

To book your online session, simply click the ‘Book a Session’ button below.


With our customised mental health workshops, you can improve workplace well-being. Our expert-led sessions equip teams with the skills to manage stress, build resilience, and foster a positive workplace culture.

To book your workshop, simply click the ‘Book a Session’ button below.

From The Blog
  • Healing the Exiles Through IFS Therapy
    Jonathan Riley
    Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy offers a compassionate and effective path to healing these wounds. At the heart of IFS is the concept of “Exiles” – parts of ourselves that carry the burdens of past traumas and emotional pain. These Exiles, when unaddressed, can significantly influence our lives, sometimes manifesting in addictive behaviours as a coping mechanism.
  • The Role of IFS Therapy in Overcoming Porn Addiction
    Jonathan Riley
    Overcoming porn addiction is a complex journey that demands compassion, understanding, and a comprehensive approach. Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy provides a unique and effective way to tackle this issue. Central to IFS therapy is the concept of the ‘Self’, which plays a critical role in healing and managing the aspects of our personality that contribute to addictive behaviour.
  • Coping with Betrayal Trauma
    Jonathan Riley
    Healing from betrayal trauma takes more than one method as the pain and chaos it causes can affect all parts of a person’s life. The following coping mechanisms are designed to address the complex emotional, psychological, and physical effects of betrayal trauma, offering pathways
  • Managers’ Role in IFS Therapy for Porn Addiction
    Jonathan Riley
    In our minds, there are different parts that act in unique ways. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model helps us understand these parts better. It’s especially useful for dealing with issues like porn addiction. Within this model, “Managers” are key players, serving as protective parts that work diligently to maintain control and prevent vulnerability. Exploring the protective roles of Managers can shed light on
  • Recognising Trauma After Betrayal
    Jonathan Riley
    Understanding that you’ve been through betrayal trauma can be difficult, as it deeply affects your personal connections and relationships. Betrayal trauma looks different for everyone. It depends on what happened, the nature of the relationship, and how resilient you are. But there are common signs
  • Firefighters and Porn Addiction from the IFS Model
    Jonathan Riley
    When it comes to personal challenges and inner battles, porn addiction is a complicated problem that’s often not well understood and is surrounded by feelings of shame and guilt. To understand and handle complicated issues better, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model gives us a thoughtful and caring structure, introducing us to the concept of “Firefighters.”
  • Long-Term Effects of Betrayal Trauma
    Jonathan Riley
    The effects of betrayal can have a deep and lasting impact on someone’s feelings, thoughts, and relationships. It’s important to understand these long-term consequences, particularly for couples. This knowledge can lead to a more caring and supportive way of helping
  • Porn Addiction Through Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
    Jonathan Riley
    When it comes to personal struggles and mental well-being, addiction is one of the most complex and sensitive issues. Among these, porn addiction stands out due to its deeply personal nature and the stigma that often surrounds it. In addressing this sensitive issue, it’s crucial to approach it with empathy, understanding, and a framework that […]
  • Is It Betrayal Trauma?
    Jonathan Riley
    Betrayal trauma is different from other types of psychological trauma because it involves a breach of trust in a close relationship. While all traumas can deeply affect someone’s mental, emotional, and physical health, betrayal trauma specifically comes from someone close breaking that trust. This makes it unique
  • Understanding Porn Addiction through IFS
    Jonathan Riley
    Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is a powerful way to understand and work with the different parts of yourself. IFS Therapy is based on the idea that the mind is made up of various sub-personalities or ‘parts,’ each with their own perspectives, feelings, and memories. These parts interact within a person’s internal system in ways that closely resemble the dynamics of a family. When it comes to dealing with complex issues like porn addiction, IFS takes
    A Guide to Self Care

    Self-care is a lifelong endeavour and through Mynd Practice, we want to help you get there.

    Are you ready to make a change?

    Our free workbook is a tool to help you map out what you want to change so you can actually make it happen.

    Download our Mynd Practice workbook below.

    Do I Need Therapy?

    Life is full of ups and downs, problems and challenges. It’s common to wonder if you actually need therapy. Admitting that you need help and reaching out can help you get back on track. Going to therapy isn’t a sign of weakness or something to be ashamed of. It’s also important to understand that you don’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition in order to benefit from therapy.

    Continue reading to explore the key signs you may need therapy…