About Patch

I have been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 across a range of public, private, youth, and adult mental health and have experience with individual, group and couples therapy. I have trained in a range of therapies, however, my passion, both personally and professionally, is within the foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy “ACT”.

It is extremely important to me to be genuine and to create a trusting and trustworthy relationship. I want change for my clients and change is difficult.  Trust and warmth facilitates honest and at times challenging work that aims to enrich lives and decrease suffering in the long term.

ACT is a versatile model and I use the underlying science and philosophical assumptions of ACT to work with a broad range of types of issues that may be experienced. I help to teach the ACT model to clients so they too have a foundation to approach life’s inevitable challenges with.  I have particular interests in: relationships; psychotic-spectrum disorders; adjustment to life events; anxiety; OCD; body image and eating issues; and trauma.

I happily work with people of any culture, race, gender, sex, or body type and do not assume to understand anyone’s particular context but I seek understanding as best I can from all my clients.

I can offer subsidised rates for concession card holders, those in financial stress, and for people working or volunteering in the environmental and/or social change sectors.

I can also work with individuals who wish to engage in integration work for growth-, or adverse-, drug-related experiences. Please note this is not psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy but an opportunity to explore experiences that have already taken place.

I also enjoy working as an accredited board-approved psychology supervisor.

Patch Callahan, Clinical Psychologist


The ACT of Living, 203 High St, Northcote, Vic 3070


To make an appointment, email callahan.psychology@gmail.com or phone 0491 070 852

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hour’s notice is required for cancellations. Less notice than this means we will have to charge you a cancellation fee.

Consulting Times

Monday 9:00-4:30
Tuesday 9:30-4:30
Wednesday 9:00-3:00pm
Thursday 9:30-7:00pm
Duration of sessions: 50mins.
Telehealth and telephone sessions are also available.


$220 per session

You will be contacted to make payment the next business day following your appointment. Payment will be made via our electronic payment system and a receipt will be emailed to you. If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, we will process this for you.

We accept: Visa and Mastercard

Rebates & Referrals

Medicare rebates are available, however a GP referral is necessary. To obtain a Medicare rebate you will need to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral from your GP. Otherwise, if you have a treating psychiatrist, she or he can provide a general referral letter. If you haven’t yet obtained a referral, we may be able to recommend General Practitioners in the local area whom we already work with.

For information about Medicare rebates, please see our FAQ section, particularly ‘Can I receive a Medicare rebate for seeing a psychologist?’ and ‘Are there Medicare rebates for seeing a telehealth sessions? Or private health rebates? – COVID-19’.

If you would like to claim via private health, please check with your private health insurance fund to see if counselling is covered. Otherwise, you will need to pay for the full fee.

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