Kealey Worthen

Kealey Worthen
Director - Clinical Psychologist
BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Key Skill:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Attachment patterns
  • Underlying body image and weight management issues
  • Low self-esteem, poor self-confidence
  • Panic disorders.

Approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness based therapy.

About me:

Since finishing my Masters of Clinical Psychology sixteen years ago, I have had a broad range of experience across the mental health sector. I have worked for the NSW Department of Health, the Department of Justice in Victoria, teaching at university, and as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital. I started Seed Psychology nine years ago, with the aim of delivering the highest-quality psychological care in northern Melbourne.

How I will help you:

One of my key skills and interests is helping individuals have more emotionally connected and fulfilling relationships by identifying and looking at the way in which our attachment patterns get in the way of intimate relationships. Oftentimes these patterns are developed in childhood and influence the way we view ourselves, as well as our relationships with others. A number of methods are used in therapy to help resolve these difficulties, including cognitive and emotion-focused techniques.

I will also help you to disarm your ‘inner critic’ – the self-limiting voice that undermines our true capabilities and potential. I foster a warm and welcoming environment in-session, and utilise empathic confrontation to highlight inconsistencies between behaviours and thoughts and emotions.

Another of my key interests is Clinical Hypnosis. Clinical Hypnosis can be an effective way to complement other psychological skills used in therapy to help resolve underlying difficulties. I also have a strong interest in nutrition, exercise and its benefits for mental wellbeing.

My three favourite things:

  1. Strength training and conditioning
  2. Singing loudly
  3. Cooking wholesome food for my family.