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Meet Dr. Elke Kellis - our clinical psychologist in Melbourne

Dr. Elke Kellis
Elke is a psychologist with over 20 years of counselling experience. She has a Masters degree in counselling psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. 

Elke works with people on a vast range of issues including depression and anxiety, postnatal depression and parenting issues, trauma, grief and loss, life direction, and adjustment issues. Elke believes that treatment needs to be customised to the individual client, the client's presenting concerns and personality style. 

She draws on a vast range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and solution-focused therapy. Elke has a passion for assisting people to bring out their best and enhancing their enjoyment of life.

Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life direction and satisfaction, transition, grief, post traumatic growth and positive psychology.

Elke is a Medicare provider. This means that you can claim a Medicare rebate for part of the cost of your sessions for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year if you have a mental health care plan from your GP.

Elke currently provides telehealth sessions via zoom only. No in-person appointments.

Dr. Elke Kellis
Session fee: $225

What we do - our therapeutic approach

Evidence based treatment

We are dedicated to providing high quality counselling services that adapt treatment strategies to your personal situation and needs, aimed at developing a unique, individualised treatment plan for you to assist in improving therapy outcomes for you.

The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic Melbourne offers clinically proven, evidence-based psychological treatments and therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, anger, stress management, relationship issues, clinical medical hypnosis as well as professional supervision and secondary consultation via Telehalth and in person at 407 St. Kilda Road Melbourne.
From our initial assessment in your first session, to our ongoing collaboration on therapy goals, regular reviews of therapy progress, incorporating feedback and our joint evolving understanding of your concerns, we are dedicated to travelling with you on your therapy journey and working with you to enhance your well-being.

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." 

- Winston Churchill 

Why The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic?


Red is commonly associated with emotions and has cultural significance for many nationalities and peoples. It is a primary colour that is often associated with passion, sacrifice, caution, and courage.

As we are dedicated to both supporting you through your therapy journey and all the emotions this may raise, as well as incorporating the latest treatments and research findings into our clinical practice this is a very significant symbol for us.

A couch provides comfort and support after the tiring challenges of the day. It is a safe and comfortable place to sit alongside each other to talk and be together with whatever arises.

It is a traditional symbol for therapy work.


It provides a space to reflect and recharge, to shift perspective and try on new ideas.

At The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic you can expect to receive high quality, individualised care and a personalised treatment plan that is developed collaboratively with you to take into account your current symptoms, needs, and experience, your therapy goals, as well as our extensive knowledge of evidence-based treatment strategies and the latest therapy-outcome research findings of what is effective in therapy.

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Registered Medicare provider since 2009

Can I get a Medicare rebate to help with the cost of my counselling sessions? Yes. Medicare provides a rebate on focussed psychological strategies for eligible patients. Click here to find out more.


All of our Psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and follow strict ethical codes and clinical practice guidelines as required by law in Australia.
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The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic is proudly affiliated with the Black Dog Institute who provide educational, research and specialist clinical expertise in mood disorders such as depression.

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