485 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road Olinda VIC 3788 (03) 9751 2333

MONDAY
8.30 – 5.30 pm
TUESDAY
8.30 – 5.30 pm
WEDNESDAY
8.30 – 12.30 pm
THURSDAY
8.30 – 5.30 pm
FRIDAY
8.30 – 5.30 pm
SATURDAY
Unavailable

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Matthew Blake

Bachelor of Arts (Psych) (Hons)

Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD

Matt is an award-winning Clinical Psychologist.

He completed a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours in Psychology), Master of Psychology (Clinical), and Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical and Developmental Psychology) at the University of Melbourne, followed by an Endeavour Research Fellowship at the University of Oregon. He is registered to practice as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and Medicare. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Clinical Psychology Association, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, and World Sleep Society. He is a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Treasurer of the APS Outer Eastern Melbourne Branch.

Matt has lived in the Dandenong Ranges for many years and is passionate about providing evidence-based and affordable psychological services to the local community. As such, he is committed to providing ongoing and affordable therapy to all patients, not just to those who can afford to pay.

​Matt enjoys working with adolescents and adults from a range of backgrounds. He takes a holistic, flexible, and pragmatic approach to therapy, focusing on biological, psychological, and social factors known to affect mental health. He personalises interventions to the individual and believes in collaboration and building intention to change.

Matt primarily takes a cognitive-behavioural approach. The main premise of cognitive-behaviour therapy is that mental health problems can develop because of learnt ways of thinking and behaving and that learning new ways of thinking and behaving can have a positive impact on emotions and well being. Matt draws on a range of other techniques, including schema therapy, family systems therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion focussed therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, communication skills training, and existential therapy. He focuses particularly on developing a positive therapeutic relationship with patients (and where relevant their families), as research suggests that this is one of the most important aspects of therapy.

Matt is an active researcher and has published research articles in leading international academic journals; presented research at various local, national, and international conferences; and received numerous prizes, awards, scholarships, and fellowships. His research focuses on developing novel psychotherapeutic interventions to improve mental health. He is regularly asked to provide expert critique on academic journal articles and professional development workshops for other psychologists.

Phone: 0427 192 888

Email: matthew@blakepsychology.com.au

Website: www.blakepsychology.com.au