Welcome to the home of Darren Eger Applied Psychology DEAP. My practice is primarily based in Melbourne however, our organisational consultancy has taken me throughout Australia and South East Asia. We offer both Clinical Psychology and Organisational Psychological services whilst drawing on a strong background in Forensic Psychology (not a current focus of the practice). This diverse background has produced a unique service that has a focus firmly in applied psychological practice. The best way to find out more is to get in touch and explore how I might be of assistance to your or your organisation.
Images of happy families and excited children unfortunately, are not always the experience that many in our community, have of Christmas. For them, Christmas can be an additional reminder of what they don't have in their lives or additional pressure in already stressed families/relationships. This year COVID has added an extra layer of complexity and stress our friends, family and community. Back in September, we celebrated "RUOK Day" when we encouraged to check in with people during lockdown. This festive season, the good people at RUOK (https://www.ruok.org.au) are again encouraging us to reach out to those who might otherwise be alone.
As they suggest "You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener."
Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
1. Ask R U OK?
3. Encourage action
4. Check in
I understand that the community is experiencing heightened levels of concern and that some may require additional support during these trying times. With the easing of restrictions, the practice is again offering limited face to face sessions for those who would prefer them. Now that Telehealth has been widely adopted by many of my clients, I will continue to offer Telehealth as a preferred option in keeping with the #staysafe messaging from the Victorian State Government.
I encourage you to call me to discuss how this might work for you and any concerns you may have. For many of you , familiarity with various forms of video calls has become very common place. However, if you are still unsure, please call 0395020025 (don't forget to leave a clear message with a return phone number if prompted).
I will post more details as they come to hand. For now, please stay safe and continue to do what you can for those around you. Now is a good time to contact someone you haven't heard from for a while and just say "G'day".
For the latest Government updates and accurate health information, use the following links for the Federal and State Government Health sites:
The Australian Psychological Society has developed some information for Australians during these challenging times. The links below will take you to the information sheets offered by the APS. There are many more tip sheets at the same location along with some useful links.
We have two practice locations. Sandringham offers predominantly afternoon/evening appointments on Tuesdays and Fridays. North Caulfield is available during office hours on Monday and Thursdays with late appointments by arrangement.
Follow the link for more detailed information about the practice locations and directions to get to them. Please call the office on 03 95020025 if you have any questions about appointments, locations etc.
For all general enquiries 03 95020025 Please a message if the phone is unattended.
If you have a problem on the day of your appointment, contact the practice that your appointment is scheduled at:
Bluff Road Medical Centre (03) 9599 8222
Caulfield Park Medical Centre. (03) 9530 0200
Please drop us note if you have any questions
PO Box 1128, Sandringham,
Looking for some information? Then look no further than at these pages.
If your need some urgent links to mental health information then Lifeline and Kids Helpline are great starting points with services available 24/7.
For downloads, book recommendations, news and articles, links on the web and software recommendations, head over to our RESOURCES page.
DEAP acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. In particular, we acknowledge the Boon Wurrong people who are the traditional custodians of Melbourne's Bayside area in which we operate our practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from all nations of this land.
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