Update - 16th February 2022: Sessions are currently offered via Telehealth and face to face. It is a requirement for face to face sessions that those attending are vaccinated (or have a medical exemption) and that masks are worn for sessions.
Eve Beh is a Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological services for adults. She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology degree at the University of New South Wales. Her clinical experience include years in the public health system, private practice, a private hospital and a private high school. Eve has assessed and treated disorders in specialist public mental health settings – an anxiety disorders clinic and a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program. With particular interests in anxiety, she has extensive experience in treating the various conditions related to it. Eve is also experienced in the treatment of other problems such as depression, perfectionism, and interpersonal problems. Eve uses evidence-based psychological techniques, in a professional, caring and empathic way to help her clients.
Eve is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) which determines the minimum standards for the education and training of psychologists. She is a registered provider for the Medicare Scheme for psychological treatment of mental disorders. Eve is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT), the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and a committee member of the Anxiety Practitioners Network.
Eve Beh is a clinical psychologist with years of experience in both public and private settings. She is committed to working with her clients to improve their quality of life using proven psychological techniques. Eve works with adults to assist with problems including:
- Depression and low mood
- Anxiety disorders - panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, stress
- Emotional dysregulation
- Relationship issues
- Interpersonal issues, such as assertiveness, social skills training
- Low self-esteem
Do you need to see a psychologist?
People see a psychologist for many reasons. Sometimes the effects of a condition such as depression are debilitating, affecting one's ability to work. The simplest tasks seem impossible, relationships are affected, and the individual may feel completely overwhelmed and hopeless. At other times, a person may have issues that are not a disorder but may feel confused or stuck in life and may find it helpful to discuss it with someone who is objective. It is certainly not the case that only people who are mentally unwell benefit from seeing a health professional. You may feel that you are very happy with most aspects of your life but have an area in which you see some difficulties or in which you are not achieving as well as you would like. For example, it may be the case that you enjoy your work, but when you have to give a presentation in front of a number of people, you freeze up and find it extremely difficult to think clearly and make yourself understood. Or you may have success at work, but have difficulties meeting a potential partner and maintaining a romantic relationship. You may feel that it is now time to address that issue, and get some help to make changes.
Eve uses primarily a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or Schema Therapy (ST) approach. They have both been shown in research to be effective for many problems. In both of them, the thinking patterns and behaviours which maintain a person's problems are addressed in order to bring about positive changes and reduce distress.
Both CBT and ST are structured, time-limited and active. To begin with, therapy is structured in order to achieve the best use of time. Goals are agreed upon, and during therapy Eve will work with her clients to achieve those goals. CBT and ST are active in that it is best for individuals undergoing therapy to take an active part in helping themselves in their life situations. Skills are learnt in sessions and it has been found that generally, the most benefit is derived from therapy when these skills are practiced between sessions. The extent to which clients do active work between sessions is a significant factor which affects the rate of progress in therapy.. The difference is that CBT treatment is usually a short-term therapy, usually requiring between 6 and 14 sessions, although this varies, whereas Schema Therapy is generally a medium or longer-term therapy. Schema Therapy shares many of the components of CBT but also incorporates experiential and interpersonal techniques.
A comprehensive assessment is conducted in the first session to gain a thorough understanding of the problem. This gives a client a chance to discuss what they would like to achieve or work on in therapy. At the assessment, it will be possible to discuss options about therapy, and the expected length of therapy. While Eve primarily uses CBT or ST, her theraputic approach is also informed by other modalities, such as dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focussed therapy.
If your difficulties are beyond her areas of expertise, Eve will speak to you about other options for treatment.
Currently, the standard rate recommended by the Australian Psychological Society is $267 (for an appointment between 45-60 minutes long). Eve's fees are lower than this, as it is important for her to provide a service that is accessible to most people. Please ring or email Reception staff to find out what her current fees are.
Eve is a registered Specialist Provider under Medicare's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. This means that if you are referred by your GP under this Scheme, you will receive a rebate of $129.55 per session from Medicare, for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year (1 January to 31 December). You will need to be assessed by your GP as having an eligible mental health problem, and receive a referral from your GP under the Better Access Scheme. Please ask your doctor for more information about this scheme or read this Medicare fact sheet. Some doctors require you book a long appointment for this assessment and referral. Also, currently, due to the widespread effects of COVID on mental health, there are provisions for an extra 10 sessions, under the Better Access Pandemic Support Measures, until 30 June 2022.
Eve is registered with major private health funds. Many health funds will refund part of the fee for psychological services as long as you have a sufficient level of cover. There may be a limit on the amount claimed per year. Please contact your health fund to find out if you are covered for psychological services. You may wish to consider this option if you are not referred under the Medicare Scheme. Please note you cannot claim under your health fund if you are already receiving a rebate under the Medicare Scheme for a session.
Fees are paid by cash, EFTPOS, credit card or direct deposit at the end of the appointment. Telehealth appointments are paid by direct deposit on the day of the appointment.
To make an appointment, please call 0411 966 210. If you have to leave a message, your call will be returned as soon as possible, usually that day or by the next business day. You can also email Reception at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about booking an appointment.
Appointments are available in Marrickville, Wednesday to Friday. Appointments are typically for 50 minutes. Most people find it helpful to have therapy sessions once a fortnight. The frequency will usually decrease towards the end of treatment.
At your first appointment, an assessment will be conducted. This means that the appointment will be mostly spent asking questions about your problems to get a clear understanding of what is troubling you. It is also often necessary to ask questions about other aspects of your life, in order to have a comprehensive view of your circumstances. Generally, the active part of therapy would begin after this session, in other words, from the second session onwards.
A GP's referral is not necessary to make an appointment. However, it may be useful, as your GP may be able to refer you to psychological services under the Medicare Scheme for mental disorders, if this is appropriate. The scheme provides for Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Currently, there are provisions for an extra 10 sessions per calendar year, under the Better Access Pandemic Support Measures, until 30 June 2022. Refer to the “Fees” section, or ask your doctor for more information about this scheme.
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