• Moving Minds

    Changing individuals, corporations, families and communities one thought at a time.

    Mission Statement

    At Moving Minds we are committed to the holistic growth of individuals within themselves, their families, their workplaces, and their communities.

    We do this through an innovative systemic framework involving a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, evaluation, strategy and implementation. Factors that create and sustain change.
     

    Value Statement

    At Moving Minds we believe in nurturing and empowering individuals to take responsibility for their life and experiences. We do this through a mindful approach which reconnects and augments their journey back to themselves.

    Moving Minds values sustainable and efficient resource structures that encompass altruistic and collaborative support for individuals, families, corporations and communities.

    We believe at all times in the reciprocity between giving and receiving and we are open to ideas and to partner in projects that make the world a better place.

  • Our Services

    EAP Training
    Recruitment Assistance
    Psychological Profiling
    El Training
    Coaching
    Leadership Management

    Professional Supervision

    Psychological Testing - Adults
    Psychological Testing - Children
    Assessment
    Individual Therapy
    Group Therapy
    Short Term Therapy
    Long Term Therapy

    Professional Supervision

    Family Evaluation
    Family Coaching
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Counselling
    Parenting Support
    Parenting Training
    Adolescent Coaching
    Life Transition Support

    Professional Supervision

  • Who We Are

    Heather Bray

    BA (Psych) M.Sc (Psych)

    Heather Bray has been in psychological private practice for over 16 years. She sees clients from clinical, corporate and family situations, both individually, as couples or as groups. While Heather had always intended to be a psychologist, her career started in the area of early childhood education in the United States. After immigrating to Australia and working as a pre-school teacher, she completed her psychology degree at Wollongong University. She was drawn into the corporate sector, where her roles included marketing, sales and human resources. She continued her studies after some years in the corporate world, achieving a Master’s of Science in Psychology degree and then an internship with additional training to give her the clinical expertise she now holds. Heather gained employment with South Pacific Private (an in-patient treatment facility) and split her time between PR and Marketing Manager and her clinical internship.

     

    She moved into psychology full time and has developed programs that support families with addicted members as an outpatient adjunct to the inpatient program at South Pacific, where her roles included family therapist and assessing psychologist. She still holds a preferred service provider position with South Pacific Private.

     

    She involves herself in executive selection, coaching and tailored EAP programs as well as training. She has developed and is capable of developing specific programs such as emotional intelligence and other team building programs for teams and executives in the corporate environment, and is a skilled mediator for both families and corporations.

     

    Heather's interest in all areas of human functioning has lead her to create specialty interventions for treatments of anxiety, depression, substance related disorders and other kinds of existential and life crisis situations. She enjoys bringing the pragmatism of sound theoretical perspectives into the murky environment of an individual’s self-concepts and family emotional processes, while holding reverence for the unique beliefs that help ground and add solace to the individual’s life.

     

    Since 2008 Heather has been heavily involved in the exploration of Bowen Family Systems Theory and finds this interesting and complex theoretical perspective to be a valuable guide in her thinking when formulating and supporting individuals, couples, families or organisations to understand the nature of their struggles.

     

    Heather is the founder of Moving Minds and a core belief within her organisation is in the resilience of the human condition. In keeping with this belief, the consultants of Moving Minds work on themselves to hold neutrality in the best way they can and stay out of the way, allowing the help seekers own wisdom to emerge, become recognised, and be grappled with towards a useful outcome.

     

    Heather believes in the preciousness and uniqueness of being human and the interconnectedness of all things, and inherent in that complexity is the need for a place that can provide support, guidance and understanding.

    Elizabeth Gray

    Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, BSc (Psych), MSc (Forensic Psychology)

    Elizabeth Gray has 15 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Psychology.

    Over the course of her career, Liz has worked with Adolescents and Adults of all ages, and has experience working in Mental Health Rehabilitation, Prison Services, Welfare to Work, Tertiary Education, Private Practice and Hospital.

     

    Liz has worked with a range of issues including Anger Management, Addictions, Trauma, Pain Management and Management of Illnesses, Grief and Loss, Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Pregnancy and Post Natal Difficulties, Confidence and Self-esteem issues

    Liz tailors a combination of Strategies to meet the need of the individual Client.

    Some of the evidence based techniques she incorporates in her practice include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Therapy.

     

    Originally from the UK, where she gained her qualifications, Liz moved to Australia in 2011.

    In addition to her qualifications listed above, Liz is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and is a Graduate Member of The British Psychological Society and a Member of the National Counselling Society (UK).

     

    Liz is committed to ongoing professional development. She has recently completed a Course with the Australian Psychological Society to be able to deliver Perinatal Non Directive Counselling to support Clients in pregnancy and with problems associated with pregnancy. Liz is now eligible to deliver Medicare Services for Non Directive Peri Natal Counselling. She has also recently engaged in professional development with the Family Systems Institute.

    Catherine Omni

    (BA Hons (Psych), Dip. Prof. Counselling, Cert. Spec. Trainer, Cert. Perinatal Couns.,

    Cert. EEG Neurofeedback Intervention

    Catherine Omni enjoys working with children and families. She works in private practice for Augmentia Psychological Assessment and Training Services (APAATS) and is passionate about delivering national and international evidence based psychology assessments and therapy that make a difference to the quality of lives of children and their family. Her training and approach is multifaceted with a focus on positive psychology and interventions drawn from neuropsychology and neuropsychotherapy research within a play based approach.

     

    Catherine works very closely with teachers and parents on location at school, where she commonly does psychometric assessments. Psychometric testing can provide key insights into a person’s ability to communicate, make decisions and calculate cause and effect in certain occupational scenarios. Tests cover six main cognitive aptitude types including; Abstract/Conceptual, Verbal, Numerical, Mechanical, Spatial and Emotional reasoning.

     

    Both children and parents find her approach better for children and easier for parents. Assessments for IQ, education and learning, behaviour, mental health, and development are all able to be done either on site or within the office, and include consultations with other health professionals in a team based approach. Catherine is qualified to assess for a number of different diagnoses, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Learning Disabilities, ODD, Conduct Disorder, and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Catherine's psychological report recommendations are aligned with National Learning Standards and make it easy for classroom teachers and learning support teachers to implement them into an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

     

    Catherine is keenly interested in applied research and program development, having previously published in peer journals and developing children's books about social and emotional skill development. She focuses in the area of neuropsychology and social and emotional learning, and is currently trialling her SMART Fun Program incorporating both of these areas for primary school children from Kindergarten to Year 6. She is also the author of the NeuroTeaching series of professional development for teachers and early childhood educators.

  • Contact Us

    We have offices in two locations - Balgowlah (Sydney) and Kangaroo Valley (South Coast).

    Moving Minds - Sydney

    Moving Minds - Kangaroo Valley

  • Make a Booking

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  • Resources

    Lifeline

    13 11 14

    South Pacific Private Hospital

    1800 063 332

    The Family Systems Institute

    (02) 9904 5600

    The Self Love Project

    0401 557 262

    Clinton Power + Associates

    0412 241 410

    Beyond Blue

    www.beyondblue.org.au

    or

    1300 22 4636

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