Dr Jon Kettle

Clinical Psychologist and Acting Head of Clinical Practice

PhD MPsychClin BA(Hons) MAPS FCCLP
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Doctor of Philosohpy, Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.

About Jon

Jon aims to recognise the unique nature of each person’s problems, and address what is troubling for each person in the context of his or her life experience. He tailors the length of therapy to what each person would like and what is effective, given the problems to be worked on. He believes that therapy can be used to produce a different way of thinking about one’s problems and life, which might lead to a resolution of some problems and/or a different way of relating to others and the world.


Areas of work:

Jon works with adolescents and adults in individual, couple, and family modalities. He works with the following issues:

  • Family and relationship problems
  • Problems in work and motivation
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual abuse and trauma
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depressive and Anxiety disorders
  • Gender and sexuality concerns
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders


Treatment Approaches:

Jon utilises the following approaches to treatment:

  • Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy
  • Systems approaches








Background and Experience

Jon’s career has spanned working in acute and outpatient public mental health, psychology training and research, and private practice. This has provided experience in a range of areas, including: outpatient treatment, crisis assessment and hospital admissions, risk assessment, complex case consultation to general practitioners, supervision of colleagues and students, clinical leadership, clinic management and co-ordination, as well as conducting research into mental health, psychological treatment and psychologists’ training. He also co-ordinates and teaches psychodynamic therapy, as well as psychopathology, to Masters level psychology students, provides Board approved supervision training, and regularly presents his work at psychotherapy seminars.

Book an appointment with Jon at our Highpoint, Hawthorn East or North Melbourne clinic.

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