About Us

Our Qualified, experienced and relatable Clinical Psychologists are here to help

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The Institute for Healthy Living is a clinical psychology practice in Bondi Junction, servicing the eastern suburbs of Sydney. We are passionate about helping people overcome the challenges that keep them from living a full and rewarding life. We all experience struggles in life; and our Clinical Psychologists are dedicated to helping you to achieve change and healing. Our team are experienced at working with individuals at every life stage.

We have particularly strong experience supporting people in Bondi Junction who are dealing with depression and mood difficulties, generalised anxiety (worry), social anxiety, disordered eating, weight management difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties (experiencing intense feelings and reactions), relationship problems, work and study stress, perfectionism, fertility issues, parenting issues, sexuality concerns, and more.

All of our psychologists are fully accredited and university trained. They have each completed Bachelors, Honours, and Masters degrees in psychology and clinical psychology; totalling a minimum of six years of training per Psychologist.

We use only empirically supported treatments. This means our treatment approaches have been scientifically developed and tested, and have repeatedly been shown to be effective. You can read more about our treatment approaches here.

 

Individuality
We recognise that no two clients are alike and hence consider each person as unique when we understand their difficulties, and how to work through them.

 

Client-centered
Our treatment is focused on recognising the client as a person rather than a condition; whilst forming a strong collaboration between the client and the practitioner.
Scientific
Treatment is always informed by the latest, evidence-based research regarding the most effective modes of treatment.
 

Practical
We aim to empower our clients with education and skills so they can be the masters of their own health and destiny. Our aim is to help each client create real and lasting changes in their lives.

 

Our lovely reception team are Olivia, Ito and Emma. They are all studying psychology and are passionate about helping others. Our reception staff can be reached from 11am until 7pm on Tuesdays-Fridays, and from 10am until 3pm on Saturdays.
It is important to know we do not offer a crisis service and therapists are not always available to speak during these hours (as their time is reserved for face-to-face sessions).

In the event of an after hours emergency, please don’t hesitate to:

  • Present to the Emergency Department at your nearest public hospital
    Sydney Children’s Hospital: (02) 9382 1111

    Prince of Wales Hospital: (02) 9382 2222
    After Hours Crisis Team: 1800 011 511
  • Consult your local GP if possible
  • Call the local acute care team: 1800 011 511
  • Contact LifeLine on 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au
  • Dial 000 for Emergency Services