Kristen Bayliss has 20 years experience in psychological assessment, treatment and counselling and is our Principal Psychologist . The UNSW and University of Sydney graduate has worked extensively to assist people injured at work and those experiencing chronic pain and depression to resume normal, productive lives.
Kristen has also helped people experiencing a range of other work issues including traumatic events, bullying and conflict to deal with the associated anxiety trauma and depression before rediscovering their confidence and forging new paths.
The mother- of- three is skilled at helping people adjust to challenging new life stages such as starting a new family ( Post-Natal Depression and adjustment), changing careers, losing loved ones (grief and loss), relationship issues, separation and divorce. She has helped many people find a way out of their darkest moments with compassion yet common sense approach.
Kristen takes her therapeutic style from a range of influences including cognitive-behavioural (CBT), ACT, IPT, psychodynamic and humanistic. She treats every client as an individual and tailors therapy in collaboration with clients to suit their own personal needs and goals.
Kristen obtained her BSc at UNSW and went on to complete a Master of Arts Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is a Registered Psychologist (AHPRA #PSY0001271695) and long term member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Hayley Yi is a Registered Psychologist providing mental health therapy for children and young adults aged between 3 - 18 years of age who are experiencing turmoil or ambivalence adjusting to parental divorce, family disputes, domestic violence, and social alienation. Hayley has provided effective treatment for children and youth with low functioning autism, social anxiety, ADHD, gender dysphoria, gaming addictions and explosive anger, through building a safe space for their pain and emotions and providing relevant training in emotional literacy, social skills and self-efficacy through interactive play sessions. Support for parents are provided through feedback sessions to evaluate progress towards treatment goals, revise goals and advise specific recommendations.
Hayley also provides evidence-based mental health treatment for adults tailored to better manage their anxiety, depression, stress and personality disorders and clients in relationships with individuals with personality difficulties, particularly the dark triad (narcissism, Machiavellian-ism, psychopathy). Hayley provides relationship therapy for couples and families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds drawing from a hybrid of interpersonal relationship frameworks using specific conversational and conflict-resolution methodologies through activities, structured sessions and take-home strategies.
Hayley has specialisations in providing therapy to clients from the deaf and hearing impaired community through AUSLAN and also provides Christian worldview counselling.
Hayley aims to equip the individual to disarm the power of their negative thought patterns and restore healthy emotional balance and optimise their wellbeing. Hayley provides practical strategies to empower self-confidence, resilience, mental flexibility and personal leadership. Hayley’s therapeutic style is compassionate yet analytical and communication style is gracefully honest, adjusted to the client to steer towards growth and enjoyment of life.
Medicare and SIRA-accredited. AHPRA PSY0002030475.
Michelle Lin is a social worker and therapist with a
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma of Relationship
Counselling from Relationships Australia.
She specialises in areas:
- self-growth and identity,
- family and couples therapy,
- cultural identity and diversity e.g. interracial adoptions,
- parent-child bonding,
- LGBTIQA+ community,
- family of origin exploration and issues,
- relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect,
- working with men who use violence,
- domestic violence and;
- attachment issues.
Michelle enjoys working with individuals and relationships (couples, consensual non-monogamy, every type of family) to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. She is interested in how our families of origin influence how we think and act in our current relationships.
The main frameworks she works with are anti-oppressive practice, trauma-informed, systemic, attachment, and dialogical approach. In her work with couples she uses elements of Gottman, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Imago, Terry Real and Esther Perel. In her work with children and families she uses elements of structural, systemic, emotion coaching (Tuning Into Kids), attachment, and Bowen. Michelle is also trained to provide child consultations for co-parenting plans and mediation plans to fully hear your child's voice and needs.
Michelle is inclusive and warmly welcomes all LGBTIQA+. CALD, poly, sex-workers and any other diversities you might be wary that therapists may not understand. She offers after hours appointments Friday.