Grad.Dip.Appl.Psychology; BA; Dip.Welfare; Adv.Dip.Psychophonetics counselling/psychotherapy. Member MAPS (Australian Psychological Society)

Merri has worked as a psychologist since 1995, and has been in private practice since 2000. Prior to private practice, Merri worked for three years as a psychologist in Family Services for a community organisation in Darwin, NT.

Merri lived and worked in Arnhem Land for two years where she developed an understanding of cultural issues, particularly those relating to indigenous people. Merri initially worked for some years in private practice in Lennox Head NSW and since 2000 has  worked in the Yarra Valley, in the outer east region of Melbourne.

Merri also sees clients at the Tree of Life Centre in Kew.

Merri is a mother of two children and is dedicated to conscious parenting and embraces the overall health and well-being of children as one way of potentially creating a more peaceful world.

Email: merri.hughes@bigpond.com

Contact Merri to book a session, for support with:



Anxiety and panic 

Grief and loss 

Family violence 


Separation and divorce 

Anger management 

Self esteem issues

Merri also facilitates workshops