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Child Psychology

Helping little people and their parents with big feelings and challenges. Young children can feel and express a lot of big feelings.

Adolescent Psychology

Not quite child & not yet adult, the Teen years are a time of identity development. We stand in the storm of change and transition with you. 

Adult Psychology

From small steps to the bigger goals we are here to support and empower your mental health and wellbeing to live an effective life.

Burnout Coaching

Supporting you to find the balance between work, family, and you-time. Providing you with the resources to be the best version of yourself.


We understand that health looks different on everybody. Learn to live a healthful life, in a way that promotes autonomy and dignity.

Occupational Therapy

Mental health occupational therapy can help you regain a sense of achievement, self-esteem, and well-being.


The Centre for Effective Living is a Psychology and Well-Being practice serving the Upper North Shore of Sydney. Established in 2012 with one Psychologist working out of Westleigh,  we have grown to become a group practice with a combined team experience of over 50 years. We have become an integrative, one stop service which includes psychology, dietetics, occupational therapy and couples and family counselling.

High standards have been set in place, such that we continuously shape and challenge each other’s practice. Therefore, when you see one of us, you get the benefit of all of our collective experience. We know each others’ strengths and passions. Considering your unique situation, we will provide you with the therapist that suits your needs best.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an emotional or mental health problem, call us now to make an appointment – and take the first step in getting the support you need.

Taking those first steps to see a Psychologist and Well-Being professional can be daunting. At The Centre For Effective Living we take those steps with you. Psychologists, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, and Dietitian to the Hornsby, Gordon and Upper North Shore community, we are a group practice with a collective experience of over 50 years.  We make sure you are matched with the right therapist for you.


Group Program for Year 10 – 12 Students

The Study Without Stress Program is a 6 week program for year 10 to 12 students to equip them with knowledge and practical tips on how to approach and overcome the stress that can arise from study and assessment pressures.

When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm over 6 Wednesday sessions on March 25th, April 1st, April 8th, April 29th, May 6th and May 13th.

Location: Center for Effective Living, Gordon

Cost: $520 for all 6 sessions + material

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Every appliance I have ever had I am used to taking care of the motor it has so as not to burn it out. Giving them a rest in between high intensity bursts. I get really uncomfortable when I start to sense the motor heating up and I am quick to switch it off.

Do you feel that way about yourself as well? Usually we blame our lousy motor for not being able to keep up. We think we must have some faulty part some where. That other people must be the superior version of human, while we are the defective one. So we need to work harder, push harder.

What's the biggest fear? That we fail? That we confirm the worst fears that we were wrong? That we ARE wrong. That's where it is. The great irony is this - if we do not respect our natural wiring, hardware and software, if we push beyond our limits, ignoring sleep, rest, and simply stopping to breath. If we do this. We will fail. Because our body and our mind will fail us. It will come to a stop because it is worn out beyond exhaustion.

Get used to pacing. I can't tell you the benefits of recognising that rhythm is in everything. The way we walk, the way we dance, the way we sleep, the way we breathe. These rhythms, they pace us so that we can endure. Get used to it. Listen to the rhythm of rest and pacing, and get in tune with your version.

People. Sometimes you just have to stop and pace.
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Timeline PhotosLiterally. Have your lunch, go to the toilet, sit down, have a snack Send me the photo proof

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Tips for a more productive week!
#productivity #wellness #planning
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