Meet the team

Linda Jurjevic
Clinical Psychologist (now accepting new clients)

Tell us a bit about you?

Since completing my Master of Psychology (Clinical) (University of Sydney) in 2000 I have worked in wide range of settings including adult mental health, chronic pain, perinatal psychology and geriatrics.

I strongly believe in the importance of nature and movement. I love beachside walks with my trusty, canine friend Maggie. I also enjoy hiking, hockey, tea drinking, and reading (but not all at once!). 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet"

Stephen Hawking

 

(Available at Wollongong on Wednesdays and Thursdays)

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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

Sharing people's journeys as they develop their strengths and go from feeling hopeless to hopeful and from stuck to unstuck.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

ACT workshop with Russ Harris. I also specialise in anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and OCD
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Sarah Gellatley
General Psychologist (now accepting new clients)

Tell us a bit about you?

I see clients of all ages, down to primary school aged children. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting, motivation.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"You are capable of more than you know." 

 

(Available at Wollongong on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
 
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I began my career in corporate psychology where I gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress & grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, I joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired me to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought me to Walk Different.

I strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn & connect that come with it. The feeling of openness, the fresh air, the smells, the colours, the sounds - there is so much to appreciate and be inspired by in the outdoors.

I love seeing the courage it takes for people to open up about their worries & fears, to ask for help and then the smiles that appear when they realise they are stronger than they thought and there is hope for positive change in their lives.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have been exposed to many different scenarios & approaches to helping people grow and change. The workplace setting can be very structured whereas personal therapy can be more free-flowing and conversational which I love. Most recently I have used Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. This approach is both simple and effective in its ability to improve awareness, focus & clarity. I’m a big fan.
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Dr Martin Daly
General Psychologist (now accepting new clients)

Tell us a bit about you?

I enjoy seeing clients aged from 16 and older. My primary areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, attachment issues, emotional difficulties, trauma-related disorders, and alternative relationship styles. 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"To gain true control over your feelings you must be prepared to face yourself with compassion and care." 

 
 
 
(Available at Cronulla on Thursdays)

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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I find it an absolute privilege to be invited into people's inner world of thoughts and feelings.I have an academic background, having taught psychology at university since 2003. I began clinical work in 2014, working with a diverse range of clients in private practice. I have also had experience working in the aged care and disability sectors. Nature is where I relax and re-set. I've been a keen bushwalker for most of my life and feel a strong pull to get out into nature on a regular basis.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have a particular interest in helping clients to better understand themselves, in supporting adults who experienced difficulties in their family life during childhood, and in assisting clients who are experiencing 'eco-anxiety'.I also approach therapy from a sex/kink-positive mindset and am open to working with clients exploring or engaged in alternative relationship forms (consentual non-monomany, monogamish, polyamory, etc).

I appreciate that while some people can move quickly through therapy, others need to take it slow. As such, I approach therapy with patience, and respect my clients' level of capacity for change. I also recognise that the therapeutic technique that works for one client may not work for another. I am dedicated to exploring treatment options with clients in order to identify the approach that will work best for them.
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Sarah Gellatley
General Psychologist (now accepting new clients)

Tell us a bit about you?

I see clients of all ages, down to primary school aged children. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting, motivation.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"You are capable of more than you know." 

 
 
(Available in Woonona on Thursdays)
 
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I began my career in corporate psychology where I gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress & grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, I joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired me to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought me to Walk Different.

I strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn & connect that come with it. The feeling of openness, the fresh air, the smells, the colours, the sounds - there is so much to appreciate and be inspired by in the outdoors.

I love seeing the courage it takes for people to open up about their worries & fears, to ask for help and then the smiles that appear when they realise they are stronger than they thought and there is hope for positive change in their lives.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have been exposed to many different scenarios & approaches to helping people grow and change. The workplace setting can be very structured whereas personal therapy can be more free-flowing and conversational which I love. Most recently I have used Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. This approach is both simple and effective in its ability to improve awareness, focus & clarity. I’m a big fan.
Read more
Book OnlinePhone