Dr Jarred Pennington BA (Psych) (Hons), D. Psych (Clinical) is a clinical psychologist

He has been helping people improve their lives for the past 15 years


Dr Jarred Pennington is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP) and the director of The Melbourne Psychology Clinic. He has been helping people improve their lives for the past 15 years and has developed a wide range of clinical skills.

Jarred also works within a network of GPs and registered psychologists all of whom are highly skilled in treating a range of psychological problems. If he cannot assist you for any reason, a referral will be made to a suitable psychologist.

Referrals can also be made to GPs and psychiatrists from within the network.

Although therapy can seem like a daunting process at first, it need not be. Therapy will allow you to make important changes and help you to live a happier and more fulfilled life.

People generally come to therapy because they are feeling stuck in some area of their lives, causing distress and unhappiness, depression, relationship and emotional problems, anxiety and low self-esteem. This can come from repeating old, dysfunctional and familiar patters, being out-of-touch with one’s emotions, having a lack of personal boundaries, communication and relationship problems.

Jarred’s Story

After years of working in this field, I have noticed that no matter what a person presents with, it usually results in relationship problems. If you think about this, it makes sense. For example, if you have depression you are likely to avoid others even though you may also be lonely. Similarly if you suffer from social anxiety, you may still wish you could relate to others but your beliefs that you are being negatively evaluated prevent you from approaching others. An inability to better control your emotions will also set you up for relationship problems because you may overreact or under react to others based on your perceptions of their intentions in interpersonal relationships. All these issues would have an impact on your relationships.

Originally, I became a psychologist because I was fascinated by the idea there was a scientific explanation for human behaviour and I could give people the tools to change their feelings and thoughts by building insight into the workings of their own minds and those of others.

As a result of being interested in relationship problems, I tend to specialise in problems within relationships including of emotional control such as borderline personality disorder and traits, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss & couples therapy. However, as a clinical psychologist, I am qualified to treat all types of problems.

Where we are

Although the practice is located in South Yarra, it is easily accessible from any of the inner city suburbs such as Prahran, Toorak, Richmond, Armadale, Elwood, St Kilda, South Melbourne, Hawksburn, Malvern and the CBD.

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