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 and borderline personality disorder, she has extensive experience in treating these two conditions. Eve is also experienced in the treatment of other problems such as depression and eating disorders. 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
- Eating disorders
- 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. A person may not be able to work, the simplest tasks are difficult to accomplish, they stop socialising, their relationships are affected, and they may feel completely overwhelmed and hopeless.
At other times, a person may have issues that are not a disorder but they 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.
The mode of therapy Eve primarily uses is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT has been shown in research to be effective for many problems. In CBT, the thinking patterns and behaviours which maintain a person's problems are addressed in order to bring about positive changes and reduce distress.
CBT is 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 treatment is usually a short-term therapy, usually requiring between 6 and 14 sessions, although this varies (see below). Finally, CBT is 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.
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 the expected length of therapy. As mentioned above, CBT is intended to be a short-term treatment. Many people find that they experience some positive changes within a few sessions, and treatment is often between about 6 and 14 sessions. However, the length of therapy depends on an individual's specific circumstances.
While Eve primarily uses CBT, her theraputic approach is also informed by other modalities, such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness, which complement CBT. Eve will discuss these other approaches with you if they are appropriate for you.
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 $246 (for an appointment between 45-60 minutes long). Eve's fees are lower than this. Please ring 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 $124.50 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, 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.
Eve has discounted fees for low-income earners. Please contact her for more details.
To make an appointment, please call 0411 966 210. Please note it is likely that you will have to leave a message. However, your call will be returned as soon as possible, usually by the next business day.
Appointments are available in Marrickville. After hours appointments are offered but these are subject to availability. Appointments are typically for 55 minutes. Most people find it helpful to have therapy sessions once a week or 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 calender year. Refer to the “Fees” section, or ask your doctor for more information about this scheme.
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