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INDIVIDUAL
CONSULTATION

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AMH Psychology provides predominantly one-on-one Telehealth or video consultations. Telehealth has gradually replaced many face-to-face services due to COVID, and it is now becoming one of the key service delivery modalities.  Several peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated that video consultation is as effective as in-person treatment.

 

From May 2024, limited face-to-face appointments are available on alternative Tuesdays at 1 Woodland Street in Essendon should you wish to have an in-person consultation. The clinic is conveniently located within 1-2 minutes walking distance from the Strathmore train station and has plenty of complimentary 2-hour parking along the nearby streets.

At AMH Psychology, therapy is delivered based on three main evidence-based frameworks, and the delivery is always tailored to the clients' needs and goals.  Some presenting concerns clearly match a particular type of therapy.  In other cases, however, your therapy would be augmented to incorporate multiple approaches as they have different strengths that compliment each other. The four therapy modalities applied at AMH Psychology are of the top six evidence-based therapies (excluding couples work) currently available, namely CBT, EMDR, ISTDP, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and direct neuro-feedback technique. AT AMH Psychology, components of EMDR and ACT are woven into the core therapy process of ISTDP and CBT. This is because EMDR and ACT can be adopted effectively as stand-alone techniques along the therapeutic journey, when clinically indicated

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is rooted in the examination of how we interpret events in our lives and how changing our patterns of thinking can lead to changes in how we feel and act. This type of work can be very useful in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. To read more about CBT, please visit the Beck Institute

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Therapy (ISTDP) is an accelerated form of psychodynamic psychotherapy designed to provide rapid access to the unconscious. ISTDP incorporates attention to how our early life influences the way we currently experience ourselves and others as well as function in relationships. Treatment that looks into these elements is very helpful in understanding anxiety and long-term patterns of behaviour. ISTDP is a powerful form of therapy backed up by research, showing longer-lasting benefits than other forms of evidence based therapy at 5 years post treatment (Leichsenring, 2023). To read more about its effectiveness, please visit the ISTDP UK.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an non-invasive trauma therapy that encourages the closure of trauma memories through bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements). EMDR is often associated with an accelerated learning and rapid reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with trauma memories.  This is a very effective form of therapy, you can visit the EMDR International Association to learn more. 

Emotional Regulation / Capacity Building under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

 

Psychological support for youth and adults under NDIS is also available. Services would focus on specific needs of the individual to help reduce practical and/or emotional barriers that are making it harder for you to take part in the community, socially or economically. Psychological services are Neuro-diversity Affirmative (NDA), suitable for Autistics and ADHDers. Home visits may be available for people living in Essendon and surrounding suburbs based on a case-by-case discussions with your therapist. 

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