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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.

Telehealth

Counselling and therapy support from the comfort of your own home. Especially important during COVID-19 where many of us will struggle. Medicare rebates now apply to these sessions.

Welcome

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. 

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.

New Enquiries

To make an enquiry with us, please fill in one of the following forms and our intake team will soon be in contact. These forms are secure and encrypted and will help in our intake team understand your needs and be ready to find you the psychologist best suited to you. You will also be automatically redirected to our Intake team diary to book a time for them to call you.

Visit Our New Online Shop

The team have been joyfully working on our shop to bring you the best of their hearts and brains straight to your online door. From lots of free things to some very small punchy skill-shots. Come on in!

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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 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.

Is Acceptance the Key to Treating Sleep Problem?

Is Acceptance the Key to Treating Sleep Problem?

What happens when you find yourself having difficulty falling asleep, let’s say, by 2am in the morning? You’ve been trying to fall asleep for a few hours by this point. You can hear the clock ticking away, you can hear the dog snoring, your eyes wide open, perhaps your brain feels too active, and emotionally? You are probably anxious, frustrated, or even angry.

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Take a mindfulness moment for your senses

Take a mindfulness moment for your senses

The re-entry into the post-lockdown world can be a daunting and exhausting task for some. I have noticed several clients speaking of their uncertainty about how to adjust to the outside world again. I certainly have noticed that my own social stamina is not what it used to be!

Being mindful of our social and sensory needs and limits is necessary in this adjustment phase, to ensure that we don’t find ourselves burnt out, over-committed to social events, and having our senses bombarded too intensely. Take note of when you are getting tired or overstimulated. Take a mindful break and just be with your experience in that moment.

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Sleep Hygiene Handout

Sleep Hygiene Handout

Many of our clients have asked how they can be preparing for lockdown ending. When we get to bed and when we get up is something we can control, and getting enough sleep has far-reaching benefits for our health and increases our capacity to face new challenges and...

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Chronic stress impacts our memory and puts our brain in a kind of fog. Social distancing also impacts our brains as we do not have the same relational and contextual cues to guide our interpretation of events and decision making. #Covid19 #mentalhealth #psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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The re-entry into the post-lockdown world can be a daunting and exhausting task for some. Michelle Nortje lists down a few examples of mindful retreat that will help us anchor and allow ourselves to reset on her recent blog. Click the link below to read more.bit.ly/3B4XBtf#postlockdown #mindfulness #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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