Relationships, Resilience and Wellbeing

About Us

Our Practice

Protea Psychology is a client-centred practice focused on providing warm, professional and personalised online psychology services to individuals, couples and families in Melbourne. For more information about the specific services that we offer, take a look at our Services page or contact us to discuss your needs.

Our Philosophy

Theo Naidoo Protea Psychology

Protea Psychology was inspired by the majestic Protea. An incredibly robust and adaptable plant, the Protea has the ability to flourish in nutrient-deficient soils and extremely harsh climates, and is often one of the first plants to rise from the ashes after a bushfire. Their remarkable resilience is due to their thick underground stems and rootstock that not only anchor them to the earth and allow them to acquire nourishment from hostile environments, but also contain dormant buds that sprout new stems up towards the light and air when the plant requires it.

Our practice was born out of a desire to help people live their lives like the Protea – with strong foundations that leave them resilient to the challenges of life, fruitful even in unfavourable conditions, and confident that their own inner strength and resources run deep enough to withstand whatever comes their way.

Theo Naidoo – Clinical Psychologist

Theo is the Director and Principal Psychologist at Protea Psychology, and is an active member of his local community. Motivated by a genuine desire to help people live the lives that they want to live, Theo combines multisector clinical and research experience with his warm and nurturing nature to provide ethical and evidence-based psychology services to clients across the lifespan. He works collaboratively with his clients to develop a mutual understanding of their circumstances and concerns, and draws on a range of psychological frameworks to tailor a therapeutic approach that is responsive to their needs and directed by their goals. With authenticity, skill and compassion, Theo ultimately aims to cultivate insight, understanding and strategies to empower people towards lasting and meaningful change.

Theo is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a registered Medicare service provider and is also qualified to work with Worksafe, DVA, VVCS, TAC and VOCAT clients.