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About Us

01. The Centre For Effective Living

Established in 2012 with one Psychologist working out of Westleigh, a Hornsby shire suburb.  Since then we have become a group of Psychologists and Health professionals serving the wider Sydney community.  We are committed to providing evidence based treatment to all ages.

02. Our Location

Our clients find the rooms accessible, with good parking. Clients come from the Gordon district, including Pymble, Killara, St Ives, Turramurra, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh and Hornsby areas.



Bringing dignity, endurance, healing and hope to all we serve.

Our Vision

Restoring one person, one community at a time in empowered partnership towards effectiveness in mental health treatment & early intervention. Our vision is to see our community flourish through living authentic lives.

Our Values


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Concrete Steps(TM) for Parents is our mental health primer that takes you through vital steps to journey with your child with their mental health. Covering the essential steps in all our therapy sessions, giving you a head start to your therapy sessions, or as a stand alone programme to do at your own pace.Get all 6 parent modules that are designed to provide early steps in supporting children in their mental health: bit.ly/StepsParents #concretesteps #parenting #psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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Take some time to reflect on that. When you’re ready, read more on mindfulness from our team: bit.ly/CFELMindfulness #Mindfulness #MindfulnessInMay #Loss #MentalHealth #Psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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A change of environment, joyful time together and working on projects and processes as a team #Team #psychology #culture #joy ... See MoreSee Less
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Concrete Steps is designed by our clinical team to support those waiting to see a psychologist. It's also a great program to give you a taste of what it's like to have therapy and start to feel better. Why not give it a go?Check out Concrete Steps: bit.ly/3nMgDjO and Concrete Steps For Parents: bit.ly/3r6Q5vi#mentalhealth #psychology #parenting ... See MoreSee Less
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On our caseload here are health practioners, clergy, carers, humanitarian workers and more who have come to us because of our special interest area in burnout work. We have processes and treatment protocols that specifically address this area. That means that our Clinic Director, Valerie Ling, ensures that work processes are set up to protect her own team from burnout. If you're a psychologist wanting to work in burnout while remaining energised yourself, we invite you to join us: bit.ly/cfelteam #psychologistrecruitment #psychologistjobsydney #psychologycareer ... See MoreSee Less
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