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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.


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.

An integrative, one stop service which includes psychology, dietetics, occupational therapy and couples and family counselling

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.

Upcoming Events

An Intuitive Eating Seminar

Shifting our focus away from the scales.
With Accredited Practising Dietitian Jessica Tilbrook

Do you or a loved one feel guilty after eating certain foods?
Are you exhausted from counting calories, or tacking macronutrients?
Are you well and truly sick of dieting?
Are you the parent of a young person who is overly concerned about their weight?

Then this workshop is for you.

More Event Info

We will explore:

Why our relationship with food has become so messy.

Why chronic dieting can do more harm than good.

And how we can improve our relationship with food in a world that is preoccupied with weight loss.




Sat 15 June 2019


Session 1: 10am

Session 2: 2pm


Jessica Tilbrook

Click here to read more about Jess

Jessica Tilbrook (BNutDiet) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a passion for people, their stories, and understanding their relationship with food.

Jess has completed a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics with Flinders University, and has since gone on to train in disordered eating, intuitive eating and mindfulness.

Since graduating she has worked in the acute, sub-acute and private sectors, including aged care, rehab andmental health specialties. Most significantly, she has spent three years managing Dietetic services across QLD, NSW and ACT for a large non-for profit.

Jess respects body diversity and understands that health looks different on everybody. She loves to empower clients to live a healthful life, in a way that promotes autonomy and dignity, and is true to their values, and believes good nutritional care should be inclusive, and delivered in a compassionate and holistic way.

Jess has a special interest in food and body image concerns, including disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting and emotional eating, as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome and women’s health.

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