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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.

Welcome

The Centre for Effective Living is a Psychology and Wellbeing practice serving the Upper North Shore of Sydney.  Located in Gordon, we provide a wide range of mental health and dietetic 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.

Our Dietetics is an integrated service for our clients who want to take care of their nutritional and physical health.  As a collaborative service you have the choice of booking in with a Psychologist and a Dietitian.

 

 

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 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.

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

Do you ever have trouble dealing with your emotions and at times feel like they are just too overwhelming? Do you find yourself making unhelpful or even detrimental decisions in your relationships or everyday life when you are experiencing strong emotions? Dialectical...

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What to expect at your first appointment

It is very common to feel nervous about your first appointment with a psychologist. Your psychologist is well aware of what it means to see someone you have never met and share your life's story and challenges with. Research into therapeutic effectiveness tells us...

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Our Psychologists and Dietitian are available across the week and even online. Meet Sophie Antognelli, Psychologist.

Sophie has a special interest in:

• Child psychology;
• Psychotic disorders;
• Perfectionism;
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
• Health anxiety;
• Emotion dysregulation;
• Effects of media on behavior (particularly video games);
• Schema development and treatment in Trauma;
• Adolescent mental health.

In her free time, Sophie enjoys reading, going to the gym, spending time with her dogs and bushwalking.

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One of the reasons I wanted Dietitian and Nutritionist JessicaTilbrook on our team was her compassion and dedication to setting people free from the prison of weight related issues. Here is her post...This is mind boggling and heart breaking at the same time. A year of our life spent worrying about our bodies, when we could be focusing on so many more important things 🌻
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One of the most wonderful things about intuitive eating is that we can regain all of that brain space we were using to micromanage our meals, and use it to pursue things more aligned with our true values.
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Need some help figuring what is stressing you and how to make space? Call us on 1800 832 588 and we will be in your corner!

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