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Neil Mellor

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Neil Mellor

BA, BSW, Dip AOD, Dip Hypnotherapy 

Cert IV Training, Assessment and Group Work

Neil is a psychotherapist, counsellor and mental health social worker who’s practiced since 1980. He has extensive experience working in private practice, health, community mental health and counselling sectors in Victoria and Queensland.


He is an accredited Medicare, WorkCover Qld and Employee Assistance Counsellor and has practiced in Mental Health, Alcohol Drug and Forensics Services, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Occupational Assistance Services Australia, Davidson Trahaire Trauma Management Consultants, Gambling Help Services, Relationships Australia and Lifeline Qld.


A former lecturer for the Counselling Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast in several subjects including Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse and Crisis Intervention and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Neil is also a former trainer with primary care and General Practice Divisions in Victoria.

Neil is proficient in several therapies including Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Couples Therapy, Minduflness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Hypnotherapy. Neil works with a variety of mental health issues and provides consultation services on: 

  • Employee Assistance

  • Workcover

  • Personal Problem Solving

  • Depression and anxiety disorders

  • Grief, loss and bereavement

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • Substance abuse

  • Problem Gambling

  • Relationship counselling

  • Mentoring and Supervision for Social Workers and Counsellors

His speciality is utilisation of the strength based resilience and recovery model using Client Directed Outcome Informed Counselling which has been evaluated as improving the effectiveness of counselling outcomes by up to 65%.


  • Medicare Provider Registration Caloundra No.4055903B, Pelican Waters No. 4055902T

  • WorkCover Qld Provider No.4055903B

  • Accredited Member Australian Association of Social Work (MAASW)

  • Mental Health AASW Provider No. 202778

  • Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Level 4) No. 9729

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Clinical (Level 4) Accreditation No.4618.

  • ACA College of Supervisors and  ACA College of Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Australian Society for Clinical Hypnotherapy Professional Member No. 1640Q

  • Australian Teachers of Meditation Australia Association M1133

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