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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.

Teen 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.


The Centre for Effective Living is a Psychology practice serving the Hornsby and Hills community.  Located in the leafy Hornsby Shire suburb of Westleigh, we provide a wide range of mental health services for individuals, families and children. 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 can be daunting. At The Centre For Effective Living we take those steps with you. Psychologists to the Hornsby and Hills community we are a group practice with a collective experience of over 50 years.  We make sure you are matched with the right Psychologist for you.

Caring for The Carers

Caring for The Carers

Checking in on Carers Caring for others is a privilege that comes at a sometimes very large cost. In particular the family and carers of those with chronic illness can experience stress, overwhelm and isolation. They may be unable to join in regular social activities,...

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How To Use The Glitter Jar For Mindfulness

How To Use The Glitter Jar For Mindfulness

HOW TO USE THE GLITTER JAR- MINDFULNESS ACTIVITIES FOR CALMING The swirling glitter is very calming as it falls to the bottom of the bottle, for both kids and adults. If you’re feeling agitated, try it for yourself. Shaking the bottle feels just as good as watching...

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Mindfulness Glitter Jar

Mindfulness Glitter Jar

Mindfulness Glitter Jar Making a glitter jar is an activity you can do with your kids to introduce them to how their mind works when experiencing difficult emotions and how to calm down during difficult times.  When the glitter jar is unshaken, the glitter is settled...

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  • Phone: 1800 832 588
  • Fax: 02 8076 3508
  • Currently located:
    130 Duffy Avenue, Westleigh 2120.
    Moving to Gordon Centre
    October 29th 2018
  • Gordon Executive Suites
    Gordon Centre
    Suite 1A, Level 2,
    802 Pacific Highway
    Gordon NSW 2072
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