In my private practice, I provide psychological therapy for individuals 16+ years. In essence, my focus is centered around the present and future direction for the client. I help individuals reflect upon the significance of past experiences, but attention ultimately shifts to searching for a new and increased awareness in the present and enabling a new freedom and responsibility to act. In this way, people begin to view life as moments, in which they have the freedom to create their own values and personal life meaning, thereby reaching their full potential.

Common presenting issues include:    

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders (including Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Stress

  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia & Obesity)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Sleep disorders

  • Grief & Loss

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Addictions

  • Physical Illness & Chronic Pain

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-acceptance and Confidence issues

  • Anger Difficulties


Therapeutic modalities 

My primary therapeutic approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of ACT is to help people create a full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. ACT involves mindfulness processes which enable individuals to become fully engaged in the present moment and consciously aware of our internal and external experiences. It is through a mindful state that we have choice in how to respond to our thoughts and feelings, which allows us to choose our actions to be more in line with the person we want to be.

In addition to ACT, I am trained in and apply the following therapies where appropriate:

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)


appointments and fees

Consultation Hours:

Monday: 9.30AM - 12.30PM Tuesday: 10am - 12.30PM
Wednesday: 11AM – 9PM

* Saturday appointments are also available on request.

Health Rebates
Private Health Insurance rebates are provided by most health funds. The rebates differ depending on your health fund and level of cover. 
Medicare provides rebates for clients who have a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (provided by your GP). Please discuss your eligibility with your General Practitioner or do hesitate to contact me for further information about rebates.

Please contact Carrie at hayward.carrie@gmail.com for information about appointments and fees.