HallidayK

QUALIFICATIONS
MPsych (Clin), BA Psych (Hons), BSc Zoology (Hons), MAPS

Kit is a queer, neurodivergent, practitioner with a lifelong passion for healing practices in humans and other animals. Kit started their career releasing rehabilitated wildlife in the primary rainforests of Central America. These days Kit works much closer to home, combining their passion for healing work with animals and humans together at the Mullum Clinic, on the beautiful lands of the Kulin Nation.

Kit is a registered clinical psychologist (AHPRA) with a passion for working with people who have experienced marginalisation. This includes (but not limited to) LGBTIQA+, neurodivergent, queer, racialised and disabled people. Kit strives to bring an intersectional lens to all they do, thinking carefully and learning gratefully about the ways that any one person may experience multiple kinds of marginalisation.

Kit is experienced and trained in trauma informed, neurodiversity affirming therapy and assessment. In a therapeutic setting Kit uses a positive psychology lens to focus on the inherent strengths of each person to empower lasting change. Sessions are tailored to the individual, drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Kit is also trained in Circle of Security, an attachment-based parenting program designed to support parents to understand their child’s emotional world and to support their child to express their emotions in the ways that feel comfortable for them.

Kit loves bringing animals into the therapeutic space to support therapeutic practice and ease of healing connection. You can book in with Kit and the guinea pigs or rabbits at the Warrandyte Mullum Road clinic.

When they’re not at work you can find Kit elbow deep in clay, swimming in a natural body of water, hiking into a forest or creating art with their energetic 4-year-old.