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MELISSA FORD PSYCHOLOGY

Registered Psychologist
Online Telehealth Psychology

Accredited EMDR Therapist,
Internal Family Systems Therapy Practitioner,
Parenting Specialist
& STAP Professional Supervisor

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ABOUT MELISSA

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

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AVAILABLE THERAPIES

Melissa is trained and proficient in the following therapies:

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY (IFS)

Melissa has completed L2 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. 

SOMATIC/BODY BASED RESOURCING THERAPIES

Melissa is trained in a number of somatic (body based) therapies such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) and Havening. Melissa uses these to assist clients to have a greater set of simple and effective self-soothing resources to use both in and outside of the therapy session.

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.

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MY SERVICES

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ONLINE TELEHEALTH PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

EMDR, IFS, somatic resourcing,
attachment based parenting support

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ONLINE PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION

Educational & Developmental endorsement, 4+2, 5+1 pathways and general supervision

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CONTACT ME

New clients welcome.
Please contact me prior to booking an initial session.

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