Isabella Lay

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today
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(03) 7003 2967

Isabella Lay

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today

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I have experience in assessment and treatment of many mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. I work with a wide variety of clients, including individuals and couples, from various backgrounds and across different ages and presentations.
I have a compassionate, warm and authentic interpersonal style. Accordingly, I like to work collaboratively with clients to improve their quality of life, gain new perspectives, feel heard, develop new skills and achieve therapeutic goals. To do this, I utilise evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Mindfulness.
Overall, I practice a client-centred approach, with treatment tailored to the individual’s circumstances, needs and goals. Please feel welcome to contact me for further information, and to get a feel for how I might be able to support you.


Pay By: Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Varied health insurance and/or Medicare rebates (20 sessions per annum x $88.20 rebate) are available with a Mental Health Care Plan.
Email me or call (03) 7003 2967 with questions.


  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / General Registration
BBus (HRM); BSci (Psych & Psychophys); BSci (Hons); MPsych (Prof Psych); MPsych (Clinical-Adv Entry)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Codependency
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 8 Jul 2022
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Isabella Lay

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General