Supporting individuals, corporations, families and communities, collaborating for transformation.
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.
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.
“And the People Stayed Home”
by Kitty O’Meara, 19th century poet
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.
And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
100 years ago. We must have forgotten. It's time to remember again to make use of your time and be gentle with your spirits. Get help where needed. Don't wait for an emergency. Proactivity is always a better result than reactivity!
These are unprecedented times and there are services available to you continually. We at Moving Minds, are available in person - using sterilisation and personal distancing regulations to ensure your safety and our own - we also offer Zoom, FaceTime and Tele consultations.
We will continue to honour this service as long as we are allowed as an essential service.
We look forward to meeting you - whichever way is suitable to you.
We are here.
of Moving Minds
EAP / Training
Mindfulness and Emotional lntelligence Leadership and Management Coaching
Psychological Testing - Adults
Short Term Therapy
Long Term Therapy
Life Transition Support
Who We Are
BA (Psych) M.Sc (Psych)
Heather Bray has been in psychological private practice sincde 2001. She sees clients from clinical, corporate and family situations, as individuals, 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 led 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. The consultants of Moving Minds have a commitment to continuously upskilling themselves. They hold a belief and respect the help-seekers will emerge, become recognised, and work 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.
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.
BA (Psych) Dip (Group Psychotherapy)
Liat is a highly experienced group and individual psychotherapist, specialising in couples, addiction and self discovery with extensive worldly experience having practiced in 3 countries
Liat has worked with people in crisis as well as with people who are seeking general support. A passionate Life Coach, Self discovery with Liat involves mentoring in a therapeutic environment. She provides a platform to empower one's own discoveries with flexible support while maintaining clear, safe boundaries. She believes in helping individuals find their own solutions.
Liat has a diverse background, with years spent as a psychotherapist, an addiction counsellor, as well as working as a recruitment consultant and at a dating agency. She has a deep and abiding belief in the tarot.
Client Liaison Manager
Andrea is the friendly face of Moving Minds. She is your first point of contact to book your appointments and guide you on how to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from your doctor.
Andrea strives to offer the highest level of care to all of our clients whilst always maintaining confidentiality at every stage.
Personal Assistant to Heather Bray
Isabelle is Heather's right land, making all things possible in the background so all of Heather's clients get her full attention!
We have offices in three locations - Balgowlah & Potts Point (Sydney) and Kangaroo Valley (South Coast).
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