Psychological support for adolescents, young adults, parents, and soon-to-be parents.
Challenge, Grow, Transcend
A little bit
Krystle Killen, Clinical Psychologist
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical) with Distinction, MAPS, MACPA
Krystle is a Clinical Psychologist who believes that everyone wants to belong and to experience a meaningful life.
“Self-understanding is key.”
From feeling that we lack purpose, to relationship difficulties, to struggles with uncertainty – life’s challenges often originate from a poor understanding of ourselves. It is only when we uncover how our childhood and life experiences have shaped us, can we be at peace with our past and move toward a path of fulfilment.
From adolescents and young adults to parents of young children and soon-to-be parents, Krystle helps people to not only work toward symptom relief, but also to develop insight, self-esteem, and a capacity to love, work and play. As a parent herself, she is very focussed on nourishing the roots that grow up our children, providing them with a strong foundation for a good life.
Krystle has worked extensively in psychiatric hospitals and private practice settings, and ensures the highest standard of excellence. She is highly-trained in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. She is also interested in strategies & techniques from other scientifically validated approaches to meet the specific needs of each individual; including Developmental Science and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
- APS College of Clinical Psychologists’ Student Prize; an award that recognises postgraduate clinical psychology students who demonstrate high levels of clinical skill, combined with the ability to design and conduct clinically relevant research.
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
- International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP)
- International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP)
- Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."
- M. Scott Peck
Woollahra Psychology provides comprehensive psychological support for people with difficulties relating to:
Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Phobias
School bullying & refusal
Stress (work, HSC, exam)
Body image & eating disorders
BOOKINGS AND APPOINTMENTS
To enquire or make an appointment for therapy, please phone the practice on 1300 651 947 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday (excluding public holidays).
Consultations are currently being offered face-to-face, via telephone, or via video conference (Zoom), within and outside of business hours.
FEES AND REFERRALS
A referral is not required to make an appointment for a psychology session, however Medicare rebates are offered with referrals from a Psychiatrist, a Paediatrician, or a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP.
Health fund rebates are available; please check with your health fund provider.
Parenting is our most important undertaking; however, for the majority of people, we are unprepared and it may not come naturally.
Krystle firmly believes that in order to raise our little people, we need to first raise ourselves. This is a hard truth, but one that offers a loving connection with our children, if we have the courage to step up to the challenge.
“Connection over correction.”
Integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology, Krystle's approach centres around connection over correction. She works with parents of young children, to help them make sense of their child's behaviours, and develop emotional attunement to their children. She also works with soon-to-be parents, who are prepared to understand how their life experiences will influence the way they raise their children into adults.
Level 1, 46 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
Phone: 1300 651 947
Open: Monday to Thursday,
9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.
Consultations are offered within and outside of business hours.
2 hours free parking on Queen Street, close to the practice.