Welcome to Scope Psychology

Scope Psychology is a specialist psychology practice that focuses on the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults. Scope Psychology has been providing psychology services to young people in Melbourne for over 5 years, and our primary Psychologist, Loren Byford, has been providing care and psychological services for young people and their families for over a decade.

Loren believes in outcome based treatment, and works to foster trust and positive relationships with all her young patients, assisting them to overcome their difficulties. Loren works with the patient’s parents/guardians to identify key concerns, and then create a warm environment that allows the use of evidence based treatment methods to improve her patient’s wellbeing.

Using tried and tested methods our psychologists can help children and young adults with a range of issues, including anxiety, anger, depression, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, social issues, bullying, stress management, body image difficulties, eating disorders, grief and loss, family breakdown, study skills and academic stress management. To see a full range of services, click here.

Based in Camberwell and Bullen, we can see patients after hours and on Saturdays. We recommend all patients receive a referral from their GP before visiting us, as some people may be eligible for Medicare rebates. Private health rebates may also apply. We also recommend that before we see a child, adolescent, or young adult, we see the parents/guardians of the patient to discuss the goals of our therapy.

Visit us at

195 Specialist Centre Bullen, Victoria
Ph: (03) 8850 5300


Surrey Hills Paediatrics Surrey Hills, Victoria

Ph: (03) 9078 4838

or visit our contact page.

Our Psychologist, Gemma McKechnie, is available for appointments in Camberwell.