Supporting individuals and couples in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.
B.A., M. Hlth. Sc., EMDR, Assoc. MAPS Registered Psychologist (Australia)
It might seem like you’ve got it all together – great home, thriving career, financial stability – but something isn’t working.
You’ve tried to make improvements but the self-help books and courses aren’t enough and family and friends can only help you so far…
You could be experiencing any of these:
- relationship challenges.
Although you’re sharply aware of the importance of health and nutrition, you find yourself turning to foods and lifestyle choices that don’t serve you.
Lately – perhaps for some time – your assessment of yourself and your life has been fiercely negative. You aren’t living in a way that’s in tune with who you want to be – with how you want to live.
You know that change is required but you don’t know where to start. You’re so overwhelmed that it takes all your strength just to get through the day – never mind making healthy choices or living your dream life!
You get the sense that everyone else has this life thing figured out, while you’ve misplaced the instruction manual. You feel like you are going crazy.
Take heart. You are experiencing a common human response to what life has thrown at you. With the right guidance, your burden will ease and you will experience calmness, a sense of control and elevated self-esteem.
Welcome to The Bondi Psychologist. I’m Rachael Walden and I help smart, health-conscious professionals unlock the life they want.
I’m a registered Psychologist with extensive training and experience in helping people just like you to achieve clarity, empowerment and control.
Think of me as a personal trainer for your mental health. I provide empathic, non-judgemental guidance to help you navigate through hardships, whether you’re an individual or a couple. I do this with compassionate therapeutic practices that are strongly backed by science.
The key to living the life you want is balance – healthy food and the occasional treat, exercise and rest, partying and rejuvenating, routine and spontaneity. Together we will create a plan to shift your thinking, clear your obstacles and reset your life so that you can get on with the task of truly living in this beautiful, mad world.
My friends and clients say that I have “one of those faces” that invites people to open up to me.
I create a safe, soothing environment in which you are completely free to express your concerns without fear of judgement.
I employ a combination of therapeutic approaches uniquely suited to you and your life situation. I will steer you kindly but firmly out of your rut, toward a healthy mental place where you respect yourself and others, honour your feelings as they arise, regain your productivity and act with integrity.
This isn’t a dress rehearsal – this is life. Are you living it or is it merely happening around you? All the potential to live your best life is within you; you just need the right support and encouragement to thrive. Whether you’re an individual in need of calmness, clarity, self-confidence, control or relief… or a couple wishing to feel loved, appreciated, respected and united, your healing journey starts here.
How will you feel when you get your life back?
When I’m not wearing my Psychologist’s hat, I’m a dog-loving morning person. I value health and nutrition but I don’t live my life with too many strict rules. It’s healthy to let loose and indulge sometimes! My personal motto is “it depends”.