this is us

Brenda’s professional credentials include almost 25 years as a registered clinical psychologist; a wide range of practice experience; specialisations in forensic, correctional and clinical psychology; and experience working at senior levels across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

As a therapist she is experienced, straightforward, warm, friendly, direct, empathic and honest. She establishes strong, genuine and compassionate therapeutic relationships with her clients, and offers a tailored mix of practical strategies and emotional processing with a focus on personal accountability to her clients.

this is us

We are a small practice (by choice) based in West Melbourne and we offer online and in person therapy to adult individuals and couples.

BMD was founded by clinical psychologist Brenda Dolieslager in 2012. From time to time we take on contract psychologists to assist with demand.  All things administrative are managed by Helen Johns, our wonderful practice manager.

Therapeutically we take an individualised and fairly directive approach in our evidence-based therapy, with a big focus on strategies and skills. We prioritise building strong and collaborative therapeutic relationships with our clients, we bring our real selves to sessions and we use a lot of humour in our work.

BMD psychologists have expert post graduate qualifications, are registered with relevant practice and registration boards including AHPRA and the Australian Psychological Society, are Medicare providers and have at least 10 years clinical practice experience.

Helen is our practice manager and first point of contact. She’s been a medical and allied health receptionist and practice manager for many years and is warm, friendly, kind and organised.

She handles all things administration in the practice including enquiries, scheduling, payments, Medicare claims, intake and referrals.