ABOUT ME

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Hi, my name is Kym Murray and I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counsellor's Association. I established Krisalis Counselling and Psychotherapy so I could help others to feel better about themselves and the world they live in, supporting them in their goals for change. The name Krisalis originates from 'Chrysalis', the developmental stage of a butterfly, meaning transitional state or to transform. Krisalis also stands for someone who is full of love and is a great mediator who creates harmony and balance, which fits with my personal values.

 

I am deeply passionate and highly committed to utilising my lived experience, education, and training, to help you gain skills or insight to achieve your goals, or overcome life's challenges. I respect your personal beliefs, values, culture and characteristics.

Whilst I work with individuals, couples, and families, experiencing a range of issues and difficulties, I have special interest in areas of: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship conflicts

  • Difficulty with coping

  • Alcohol and drug misuse

The Theoretical and Therapeutic Approaches I Integrate:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Attachment-based Theory

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Interpersonal Process

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Theory

  • Schema therapy

  • Solution-focused Therapy (SFT)

  • Systems Theory​

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I WORK WITH:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Coping Strategies

  • Substance Misuse

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Emotion Identification & Regulation

  • Child Behaviour Management

  • Parenting Difficulties

  • Communication Issues

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Social Skills Training

  • Boundary Setting

  • Procrastination

  • Study Difficulties

  • Stress