About Acorn Psychology

Started by Kelly Murray in 2008 in Box Hill, Acorn Psychology moved to Canterbury in 2012. The practice exists to offer excellent services and we constantly strive to learn more and do better for our clients. We have built a team of psychologists who run their own independent practices within the space, and who are happy to work collaboratively with one another. We share a desire to support clients to achieve strong emotional competence and sound interpersonal relationships, and support our clients through the challenges life offers from time to time.


Our Therapy rooms

Our beautiful therapy rooms are private and comfortable. We are exceptionally well resourced with books, games and therapy resources to support the work that we do with both adults and children. It is possible to access the rooms from the rear of the building, and the rooms are soundproofed, with double-glazing at the front of the building to limit traffic noise. Our peaceful waiting room is comfortable for family members who wish to wait during an appointment, and we are a five-minute walk from Maling Road. 


Our philosophy and values

At Acorn Psychology we believe mental health and well-being can be achieved through a combination of skills based therapy leading to improved emotional and interpersonal competence, therapeutic support for existential and lifestyle challenges, and access to warm and caring psychologists who provide ongoing support when needed. We recognise that each of our clients will have individual styles that respond to different kinds of approaches, and work with each other to ensure that each client receives the best and most relevant psychological therapy. We endeavour to provide excellent psychological support within a safe and comfortable context, and have reception support available to assist in providing excellent administrative assistance where needed. We enthusiastically attend regular professional development training and share our knowledge with each other, building and extending our skills and expertise.