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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them"
Marcus Aurelius


About Effective Psychology

Problems treated

How we can help


Our skilled psychologists

We welcome you warmly...

It's wonderful that you have arrived here. Perhaps yourself or a loved one are going through a difficult time. Maybe things have felt like a struggle for a while. Remember that you are not alone. No one has a perfect life with everything worked out (even if their social media profile might seem to suggest otherwise). Sometimes, unexpected life events knock us down. That's not your fault. It's a part of being human.

You are courageous and strong for reaching a place where the desire for greater peace and freedom is outweighing fear of the unknown. Please give yourself credit. Plenty of people never reach that stage. It can feel easier not to make a change that is good.

Effective & Compassionate Care

Our practice was founded with a simple aim in mind — to provide high quality, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people rapidly overcome problems and reach their goals.

Is psychology for me?

If you are unsure, please don't hesitate to call the practice for a chat, or send us an email. Discover more about the process of beginning psychology sessions below.

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Difficulties treated

Areas of Expertise


Move towards hope & positive feelings.


Overcome worry, experience greater peace.

Relationship difficulties

Master challenging behaviours, express what matters.


Feel capable, act with purpose & vision.

Persistent pain & Health problems

Grow through adversity, regain proactive control.


Achieve freedom from rumination & compulsions.

Substance use

Re-establish goals & meaning.


Access a higher understanding.

The first step is the hardest

Reaching out to a psychologist can be intimidating. We get it. It's normal to feel that way. Rest assured that things are less scary than they appear. If and when you are ready, we will meet you with kindness, understanding and respect.

Canadian Bay, Mt Eliza

Our Team

Clinical Psychologist
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
PostGraduate Diploma of Psychology
Graduate diploma of Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications)

The uNiversity of Melbourne

Robert Kaczan

Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of arts (Psychology)

The university of Melbourne | Victoria University

About Tim

“​​Tim is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works with people seeking greater peace and happiness in daily life. He adopts a method that is warm, relaxed and insightful—empowering individuals to quickly understand and resolve the causes of suffering. Tim is particularly skilled in assisting clients to resolve depression, anxiety, work-stress, relationship difficulties, confidence issues and obsessive/repetitive thought patterns. His unique approach to these issues is successful in many cases, and is typically met with high levels of client satisfaction.

Tim has practiced widely across health and community settings, including St Vincent’s Hospital, Sacred Heart Mission, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Epworth Rehabilitation and The University of Melbourne.​ He has a background in mindfulness meditation and Eastern philosophies of wisdom and personal growth. He draws upon well-supported and effective therapeutic modalities, namely Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Tim's therapeutic approach is soothing and easy-going. People describe feeling relaxed and safe during therapy and the clinic setting is beautiful. Tim is respectful of peoples' preferences, and will never push you to discuss things you don't wish to explore. However, he will gently invite you to consider new perspectives, face emotions that facilitate healing, and to bring unconscious thought patterns into awareness. Strong emphasis is placed on ensuring that you feel understood, respected and secure in each and every session.

About Rob

“Rob has completed a PhD in the area of mindfulness and well-being and is passionate about supporting adults and adolescents to lead more satisfying and meaningful lives.

He uses a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and others, to understand a person’s problems and guide recovery and growth.

Rob treats a wide range of problems (see list below). In therapy, he aims to not only help people resolve their difficulties but also to foster qualities that contribute to greater vitality and resilience.”

Adversity provides a UNIQUE opportunity to cultivate psychological strength & new understanding.

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body." - Seneca,
Ancient Roman Philosopher

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