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Psychological
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I've become increasingly interested in our over-consumption of everything from Food, Alcohol & Love to Work and Social Media.

 

If your goal is to moderate or take a look at your relationship with any of these, I'm here to help.

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30 Days
Alcohol-Free 

Have you ever considered putting the breaks on your "not so healthy habits?"

This one is a 30 day break from alcohol.  It's obligation free, costs you nothing and it's starts in July.

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"Openness, honesty and vulnerability are the key to growth and it's my job to provide an environment where you feel safe to step into discomfort.

KIRSTEN CHALMERS

With over 10 years’ experience as a Psychologist and a further 10 years working in the corporate sector, I come to the session not only as a psychologist but as a business woman, a mum and a partner and all that brings in terms of knowledge and experience. 

 

In 2020, I went on a 12-month health kick which included a break from both work and alcohol, and a focus on healthy eating and regular walks (in nature, without AirPods).  In that time, I learned that we are prone to overconsumption and social media preys on our vulnerability so a healthy life for me now means working on balance in all aspects of my life.

 

I use a range of evidence-based therapies tailored to best address my client’s needs. We work hard together, but it's also about connection and forming an alliance.  Openness, honesty and vulnerability are the key to growth and it's my job to provide an environment where you feel safe to step into discomfort.

I have worked in several settings including schools, private practice and corporate companies. I have experience providing therapeutic support for a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression but more recently I've become increasingly interested in our over-consumption of everything from Food, Alcohol and Love to Work and Social Media, so if your goal is to moderate or take a look at your relationship with any of these, I'm here to help.

MEMBERSHIPS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered Psychologist with Development Psychology Endorsement

  • AHPRA registered Primary & Secondary Supervisor

  • Master of Developmental Psychology (University of Melbourne)

  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI)

 

Recent PD includes:

  • A Harm-Reduction Approach to Addictions 

  • ADDICTIONS & COMPLEX MENTAL HEALTH: Healing the whole family with a Systems approach to supporting impacted individuals & families

  • Substance use during the COVID- 19 pandemic: Screening and intervening.

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Why see Kirsten?

  1. Kirsten is a psychologist.  All psychologists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), meet high education, training, ethical and professional standards, and undertake ongoing training and skills development.  Kirsten has six years university training and over 10 years experience, and builds on that with ongoing professional development (PD).

  2. Some psychologist have specialist training that is endorsed by AHPRA.  Kirsten has specialised training in the study of developmental psychology.  Developmental psychology  is essential to understanding how humans mature.  Kirsten understands stages of life and the typical issues of each stage. To know what's atypical you must first understands what is typical.

  3. Kirsten also has a special interest our obsession with high dopamine substances & behaviours and our overconsumption of everything from food, alcohol, sex, work and social media.

 

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