Helping You To Live A Healthier, Happier Life

With a vision to help older Melbourne residents get more out of life, Dr Francis A. Macnab is now offering counselling and therapeutic services from his private practice.

Widely known, Psychologist and Psychotherapist Dr Macnab, AM is the author of 40+ books, founder and Executive Director of

The Cairnmillar Institute 1961 - 2016. 

Dr Macnab works mainly with people over the age of 55 and can be contacted via the red button.

Dr Francis Macnab

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Contextual Modular Therapy (CMT)

A unique method developed by Dr

Macnab to address a range of personal and relationship issues.

Over six monitored sessions, you and Dr Macnab work together to develop a plan with actionable steps to improve various aspects of your life. There is a strong emphasis on helping you uncover your personality strengths and identifying issues, CMT has been a crucial step in the right direction for older adults, couples, children, adolescents and families alike.

Therapies Include:

  •  Psychotherapy 

  • Trauma

  • Self-worth

  • Contextual Analysis

  • Older Years

  • PTSD

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Family Issues

  • Relationship concerns

  • Depression

  • Loneliness

  • Adjustment issues


Ageing With Expectation


AWE Monthly Seminars




First Friday of every month, 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: $10.00

AWE Therapy

The program focuses on Thriving, Reviving and Flourishing as you age. Participants learn how to:

  • increase resilience and life satisfaction 

  • cope with the stresses and anxieties of ageing

  • become more adaptive

There is so much learning and  experience to share.

A Journal of:

- Interesting hints tips, ideas and information.

- Designed to inform and inspire.

Dr Macnab writes about the Challenges and Possibilities of Thriving, Loving and Living.

  • The Thirty Vital Years

  • Hungry for Love

  • Don't Call Me Grumpy

Peruse the Book Collection.

Click on a book for a synopses.

Click again to purchase a book.


The State Library of Victoria has an excellent collection of his books.

Excellence in Communication


Over his long and illustrious career, he has delivered many:

  • Keynote speeches

  • Speeches to special interest groups

  • Seminars

  • Book launches

  • Openings