Grow Mindfully
Centre for Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health.
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Services

At Grow Mindfully, you can find a practitioner who can help you with your specific issues. Our practitioners aim to provide a safe and supportive environment to collaborate with you to provide an approach that is personalised to your individual needs.

These are the kinds of issues we can help you with at Grow Mindfully:

Psychological and Emotional Health

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Stress management
  • Weight, eating and body image issues
  • Recurring life patterns and choices
  • Work and career dilemmas
  • Self esteem, confidence and assertiveness
  • Lack of fulfillment and meaning
  • Grief and loss
  • Family violence
  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Post-natal depression
  • Pregnancy support
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • LGBTQI concerns

Relationship

  • Improving communication
  • Managing conflict
  • Deepening emotional and physical intimacy
  • Healing entrenched patterns that limit connection
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Dealing with infertility
  • Parenting
  • Sexual issues
  • Surviving affairs
  • Negotiating separation and divorce

Physical Health and Wellbeing

  • Chronic / adrenal fatigue
  • Digestive complaints
  • Health and lifestyle changes
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Weight loss and eating difficulties
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Menstrual imbalances
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

Children and Teens

  • Anxiety
  • Mood
  • School attendance
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Attention, concentration and hyperactivity
  • Autism spectrum
  • Addictions
  • Family dynamics
  • Self harm and suicide
  • Eating and body image concerns

Supervision

Many practitioners at Grow Mindfully are registered to provide general or specialised supervision to other therapists and health professionals.

Community Clinic

The Community Clinic at Grow Mindfully offers a service to the community by providing quality psychotherapeutic services to clients in a broad range of financial situations.


Practitioners

At Grow Mindfully we have practitioners who are qualified in clinical psychology, somatic psychotherapy, trauma-informed therapy, relationship/couple therapy, as well as naturopathy and nutrition.

If you are looking for a particular therapeutic modality, you can find a practitioner who is trained in that approach. These are some of the modalities that practitioners at Grow Mindfully are trained in:

  • Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy

Some of our practitioners still have appointments available now. All our practitioners offer the option of either in-person sessions or online TeleHealth sessions.

Many of our practitioners are eligible for rebates from either Medicare and/or private health funds.

Medicare provides rebates for psychological services for eligible individuals through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme. Your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrican will assess your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan and provide a referral. Rebates are available for up to 20 sessions per calendar year. Medicare rebates per session are $88.25 for Psychologists and $129.55 for Clinical Psychologists.

Dr Karen Baikie
Clinical Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Jo Lamble
Clinical Psychologist
(Not taking new clients)
Sally Boore
Naturopath, Nutritionist, Gestalt Therapist
Georgie Ashton
Clinical Psychologist, Hakomi Graduate, EMDR Practitioner
Simon Ward
Psychologist
Nam-Hee Pellegrin
Clinical Psychologist, Hakomi Graduate
Jennifer Gardner
Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Practitioner
Jennifer Hogarth
Psychotherapist, High Performance Coach, Facilitator and Mindfulness Practitioner
Kerrie O’Sullivan
Holistic Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Julia Morton
Clinical Psychologist
Libby Menadue
Psychologist
Scott Kelly
Psychologist, Hakomi Graduate
Sally Gibson
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Renata Malinauskas
Psychosomatic therapist, Hakomi graduate, TRE provider, Health Coach
Micaella Gogoski
Psychotherapist

Community Clinic

The Community Clinic at Grow Mindfully offers a service to the community by providing quality psychotherapeutic services to clients in a broad range of financial situations.

The Community Clinic is a training space in which Hakomi Trainee Therapists provide low cost therapy as part of their advanced psychotherapy training. This gives clients the opportunity to try out mindfulness-based, somatic therapies at a lower cost than usual.

Our vision for the Community Clinic is to offer affordable support to the public, whilst also providing therapists with a supportive environment in which they can further their professional development, fulfil supervisory hours and work towards additional professional certification.

The Community Clinic Agreement

Sessions at the Community Clinic at Grow Mindfully cost $50 for one hour.

Trainee Therapists have a range of psychotherapeutic training and experience, and all are working under the supervision of senior certified and registered therapists.

In exchange for low cost therapy, we ask that clients allow the sessions to be video-taped for supervision purposes. Some parts of the video will be shown by the Trainee Therapist either in individual supervision or small group supervision with other Trainee Therapists and a certified/registered Supervisor.

We understand that this material is of a highly personal & sensitive nature. The Trainee Therapists and their Supervisors agree to observe the professional ethics and standards of the therapist’s regulatory body in relation to confidentiality, the safekeeping of the video/audio material, and their use in supervision. Clients will be asked to sign a Consent Form for the sessions to be video-taped which protects this sensitive material.

Trainee Therapists are bound by their Professional Associations Code of Conduct. All Trainee Therapists are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.

The Opportunity for Community Clinic Clients

The Community Clinic offers clients the opportunity to increase self-understanding, foster change at a deep level within themselves, and broaden their scope of choice around challenging issues.

Trainee Therapists at the clinic take care to create a safe and supportive environment, where the client can explore, and make sense of self-limiting patterns of thought and behaviour that impede the client from living life fully.

The clinic offers therapy for individuals struggling with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Transitions and adjustments
  • Work/Uni related issues
  • Relational issues
  • Personal awareness
  • Spiritual growth

Community Clinic Therapists

Sara Maywood

My name is Sara Maywood and I am a Hakomi Graduate. It’s been through my training that I’ve come to realise that being able to like oneself is how a human being can comfortably interact with others. What I hope to offer is a quiet, safe place where the client can explore old patterns and beliefs that are holding them back from being themselves. In mindfulness we can notice the clouds blocking our true shining selves. Therefore, the Hakomi session will centre around finding this state inside.

Natalie Wearne

I am a student of both a counselling training and the Hakomi psychotherapy training. I enjoy offering clients a Hakomi approach, a gentle, yet powerful, form of self-discovery grounded in mindfulness which offers a space of loving presence, empathy and non-judgement. I am passionate about supporting people to gain a better understanding of themselves in order to move towards greater joy and fulfillment. I bring to my sessions my broader experience as social and behaviour change consultant, intrepid traveler and a mother of two. If you would like to gain greater insight around your life experiences I would welcome the opportunity to support you on this healing journey.

Sabine Simmond

As a trainee Hakomi psychotherapist, I am offering sessions to explore one’s self and one’s life experiences with compassion and mindfulness. I am currently in the second of my 3-year training in Hakomi Psychotherapy, and my sessions build on my extensive experience as an organisational coach, management consultant and Hoffman Process Facilitator. Hakomi psychotherapy works holistically in the present moment integrating mind, heart and body and the past with the present. Honouring the complexity of what it means to be human - all parts of one’s self are welcome. Together we will explore new ways forward. Grounded, calm and supportive I create a safe space of deep, attuned listening with compassion, empathy and non-judgement. Sessions available for either individuals or couples.

Alberto Florez

I'm a highly empathic counsellor, Hakomi student and Spanish speaker who is passionate about empowering people to find their own sense of well-being, self-belief, and resilience. I love working with individuals and families who have realised their need for a deeper understanding and sense of connection with themselves and others. I tailor my approach to your needs, working with your thoughts, emotions, sensations and resources in a holistic way. I’m here to work with those parts that others may judge negatively. If your goal is to find long-term solutions to those overwhelming feelings and sensations that never seem to go away and you’ve tried to overwork, medicate, exercise, and talk it out of your system, then I’d love to support you.

Jane Castle

I am a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist and Hakomi student and who specialises in trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression and LGBTIQ+ issues. My approach is gentle, supportive and nonjudgmental as I help clients to process unhealed wounds so that they're more able to fulfil their potential and experience the fullness of life. I have previously studied in the Reichian tradition of body oriented psychotherapy and prior to psychotherapy I worked in the creative arts.

Georgie Pearson

Hello, as a counsellor and psychotherapist I have a deep listening for the unique struggles and wisdom each client brings to therapy. I work collaboratively with you in a safe, empathic and sensitive environment to explore what challenges and supports you. As a Hakomi psychotherapy graduate I respect your pace and encourage an attitude of curiosity and discovery as to how your past is influencing your present experience. Together we repattern old beliefs and integrate healing that sustains a greater sense of wellbeing and emotional freedom. I welcome you to work with me.

Contact Us

If you have had a look at Our Practitioners and chosen the practitioner who best resonates with you and your specific needs, then you can contact them directly to arrange an appointment, using the contact details on their individual biography.

If you are unsure about what you need or what would suit you best, then the best way to contact us to make an appointment is via our Appointment Request Form . Let us know what you are looking for help with and your availability, and we can match you to the best practitioner for your needs.

Grow Mindfully is located on the corner of Willoughby Road and Albany Street, with the entrance to the building located on Albany Street, between Charlie Lovett Café and Fix Café. There is a lift available up to Level 1. We are situated in the heart of Crows Nest, surrounded by lovely shops and restaurants.

Grow Mindfully is accessible by public transport. The nearest train station is St Leonards Station, which is a 10 minute walk along the Pacific Highway. There are plenty of buses which stop along Willoughby Road and the Pacific Highway.

If you are driving, the easiest place to park is in the Hume Street car park, located off Albany Street. From here, walk down and along Albany Street. This is a council car park, which allows you to park for 2 hours for free. There are also 2 hour parking meters in Albany Street.

Office Location

Grow Mindfully: Centre for Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health

Level 1

134 Willoughby Road

Crows Nest

NSW 2065

Direct Contact

Telephone: (02) 9436 0919

Email Growmindfully

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Join Us

Join our Practitioner Community

If you are a practitioner looking for rooms, you might be interested in being part of our exciting and dynamic, collaborative community of like-minded practitioners at Grow Mindfully.

Grow Mindfully is located centrally in the heart of Crows Nest, in Sydney’s lower North Shore, close to cafés, parking, train station, buses and the forthcoming metro.

The Centre includes 8 consulting rooms, a kitchen, a staff/meeting room, and a small group room with break-out space.

Practitioner benefits include:

  • Referrals through Grow Mindfully
  • Access to individual and peer supervision
  • Client and therapist education seminars
  • Cross-referrals from other therapists
  • Nourishing therapist community
  • Support for practitioner’s individual business

Rooms are available for rent to like-minded practitioners on full-day, half-day, or evening basis. In addition, our group room is available for rent on a full-day or hourly basis.

Our aim is to provide practitioners with a satisfying and supportive working environment in which they can flourish, and in turn provide the best care possible for their clients.

If you’d like to talk to Karen Baikie about the possibility of joining our space,

Email GrowMindfully

Group Room Hire

Our Group Room at Grow Mindfully is a cosy, furnished space fitted out for running small groups and offering small seminars. The Group Room is available for hire on a daily or hourly basis, with the additional possibility of an extra break out space.

Facilities include:

  • 22m 2 in size, fits a maximum of 15 in a circle or 20 in seminar format
  • Regular chairs, low picnic style chairs, futons, cushions
  • Data projector available for hire
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and crockery/cutlery
  • Toilets located within the Centre

Grow Mindfully is located in the heart of Crows Nest, close to public transport and parking, with plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.

For more information about hire of the Group Room, including costs and availability, email us .