MELISSA FORD PSYCHOLOGY
Online Telehealth Psychology
Accredited EMDR Therapist,
Internal Family Systems Therapy Practitioner,
& STAP Professional Supervisor
Melissa is an experienced psychologist who has worked for over a decade with clients with a range of difficulties e.g. anxiety, depression, anger difficulties, grief, PTSD, CPTSD, self esteem issues, relationship issues, personality vulnerabilities, self harm, difficulties making decisions. Melissa is also proficient in working with parents experiencing challenges in being able to be with their children in a way that feels clear, compassionate, courageous and in balance.
Melissa is a warm and down to earth practitioner with a good sense of humour. Attending therapy takes great courage so Melissa hopes to create a space where her clients feel welcomed, supported and accepted as they are. Melissa started her career working predominantly with children, teens and families from an attachment lens. Over time, as she moved in to working predominantly with adults and parents, Melissa discovered IFS and EMDR and how by creating a secure attachment with oneself, with ones own inner child, clients can heal wounds from the past, experience more internal space and a sense of greater self-leadership.
Melissa enjoys playing cards, karaoke and camping with her husband and two children.
“One day he told me that he’d spent his adulthood trying to let go of his past, and he remarked how ironic it was that he had to get closer to it in order to let it go.”
-Bessel A. van der kolk
“Then again, he supposed the healing process, in contrast to trauma, was gentle and slow... The soft closing of a door, rather than a slam”
-J. R. Ward
Melissa is trained and proficient in the following therapies:
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY (IFS)
Melissa has completed L1 training under Internal Family Systems Therapy Australia.
Learn more about IFS here.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION REPROCESSING (EMDR)
Melissa is an accredited EMDR practitioner with the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
Learn more about EMDR here.
PARENTING SUPPORT UTILISING ATTACHMENT THEORY & EMOTION FOCUSSED THERAPY
Melissa has completed the EFT externship training and extensive training in attachment theory and parenting, including the Circle of Security Parenting approach.
PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SUPERVISION
Melissa is an experienced STAP trained supervisor. She is available to provide supervision for 4+2 and 5+1 provisional psychologists, Educational & Developmental psychology endorsement registrars and general supervision.