About Esse PsychologyEsse Psychology is a private psychology practice that provides a range of consultancy services for adults.

Typically clients consult Esse Psychology for personal and professional counselling or development often prompted by a desire for growth, change or to reconcile themselves with changing, difficult, stressful or traumatic circumstances.

The word “esse” embraces concepts of existence, essential nature and being.

At the heart of the work of Esse Psychology is supporting clients to better adjust to personal or professional challenges; adapt to changing dynamics and circumstances (often outside of one’s control); respond to adversity with acceptance, resilience and hope and to experience a sense of positive transformation, personal coherence, harmony and balance.

The approach used at Esse Psychology is drawn from a range of philosophies and frameworks including existential, humanistic, phenomenological, transactional, narrative, personal construct, transpersonal and integrative psychology combined with evidence-based biopsychosocial and cognitive interventions that promote a holistic and resilient basis of intervention. Brainspotting and EMDR therapy both help clients to deal with and resolve distress related to trauma, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

Esse psychology clients are predominantly self-referring adults, as well as medical professionals, emergency service, health care and front-line workers.

Esse Psychology does not service clients with substance related disorders, gambling or clinical presentations (such as ASD, ADHD, personality disorder, psychosis, eating disorder, gender or identity issues or neurocognitive, dissociative, neurodevelopmental, behavioural or dissociative disorders).

Esse Psychology does not service NDIS, WorkCover, VoC, TAC or forensic/legal/assessment case work.

Esse Psychology is operated by psychologist Amanda Allan who has 20+ years counselling experience and a special interest in existential and adjustment psychology, psychotherapy and training. She also has long-term experience working with humanitarian volunteers, international aid organizations and systems within organizations to better ameliorate employee stress, psychological transition, integration and reintegration (see www.thehumanitarian.com.au).