Krystina Hayward

I am a clinician who is genuinely committed to remaining present and providing clients with a safe, non-judgmental opportunity to connect and address the barriers preventing them from accessing pathways towards living a meaningful life.

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Dr Terry Simpson

Each client comes with a unique set of experiences, strengths and goals. My aim is to meet each client where they are emotionally and cognitively in their life stage and integrate this with their current needs to improve their quality of life, promote healing and find meaning.

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Courtney Barton

I adopt a person-centered approach with a focus on the therapeutic alliance to foster a safe space to support the client to share and explore their presenting concerns. I also work from a strengths- based, values approach to support the client to move towards living a more meaningful life.

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Supporting resources

What role do emotions and memory play in ADHD? 

Our ability to control our reactions and manage our emotions can be challenging on any given day, let alone trying to remember everything on our to-do list as well. For those who are neurodivergent, managing how we feel and retain information can be challenging as our main ‘management system’ in charge of memory and emotions may function differently. In this article, we will begin to understand why this may be occurring and explore ways to cope and navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.

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Embracing Mindfulness to Soothe Anxiety

Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity. It can help reduce anxiety and depression by breaking the cycle of negative thoughts and emotions, enhancing self-awareness and acceptance, and improving coping skills and resilience. In this article you will learn more about strategies to integrate mindfulness into your life. 

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Understanding Acute Stress  

Acute stress is a heightened stress response following an event that places immediate and unexpected demands on a person’s psychological functioning. Recognising the initial symptoms and discovering strategies to cope with an acute stress reaction can help alleviate these symptoms over time, preventing them from escalating into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this article, we will explore how acute stress differs from chronic stress and post-traumatic stress to help you identify and manage an acute stress response.

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Please note: Psychologists primarily use therapy and behavioural interventions to help individuals cope with emotional and psychological issues. They do not prescribe medications.