Laburnum Psychology was established in 2009, by Clinic Directors Kylie Allen and Tim McCorriston, following fifteen years each of working in various not-for-profit sector roles.
Who We Are
The practice was originally located at the Laburnum Shopping Village, in a leafy pocket of Blackburn, in Melbourne’s East. Over time the practice became very embedded within the local community, and built a very strong referral base from General Practitioners and other services in the local area and beyond.
Laburnum Psychology has always operated from a strong and clear values base. We hold strong values about meeting people where they are at, and bringing warmth and respect to our work. We have always aimed to create a safe and supportive environment, where people can be real, and explore the issues that may be troubling them or holding them back in life. We believe that all people have the potential to grow, and find ways to overcome or manage the challenges they are facing. We value the opportunity to work alongside people as they work toward their goals.
As psychologists, our work is strongly informed by a wealth of research and literature. Our sessions are firmly grounded in evidence based practices, while we simultaneously work to be relatable and warm in this process.
We are here to create a comfortable and supportive environment where we'll work to achieve the goals together.
In recent years, the practice has grown. This growth has largely been driven by an upsurge in demand for our services, and our desire to deliver a response and meet the needs within the local community.
In 2020 the practice moved from the Laburnum Shopping Village, relocating to Main Street, Blackburn. In 2022 we also commenced delivering services from Blackburn Clinic, a highly regarded local medical practice and specialist centre. We have recently opened our new Laburnum Psychology Connect site, at 87A Railway Road, Blackburn. Laburnum Psychology Connect is tailored to our group work and assessment services, as well as individual therapy sessions.
Over the period of our growth, we have been very intentional about recruiting psychologists who fit with our values and demonstrate the personal qualities that we believe are integral to this work. We are proud to have built a cohesive team of wonderful therapists, who are equipped to work across a broad range of areas. You will see from our website that we offer a number of different services, catering to people of all ages, across a breadth of issues.
If you are thinking about seeing a psychologist, we encourage you to ring and speak with our friendly intake staff, who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Kylie & Tim