Kurt Bayly

PSYCHOLOGIST

Kurt is a warm, friendly psychologist who was worked with clients across diverse mental health presentations. He has clinical experience providing psychological interventions to individuals who have lived experience of trauma, addiction (substance abuse and behaviour), depression and anxiety, and personality disorder presentations. He is a queer friendly psychologist and has experience in the LGBTIQA community.

Kurt’s focus is on understanding his clients’ world and meeting them where they are. This enables him to create a safe space of healing, exploration and growth. To do this Kurt draws upon Carl Roger’s notion of unconditional positive regard, and approaches therapy from a client-centred non-judgmental approach. His goal in therapy is to help his clients increase self-awareness and insight, thereby living purposeful, exciting lives. He is kind, honest and direct.

Kurt describes his therapeutic approach as a synthesis of empirical science and spirituality. He collaborates with his clients to construct therapy that is relevant to their needs. Kurt is formally trained in the use of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR: trauma processing), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy, interpersonal process therapy (IPT), brief solution focussed therapy and meditation.

Kurt obtained a Bachelor, Honours and Masters in Psychology in Sydney after changing careers as a banker and previously an international flight attendant. He has had a unique career, which enables him to connect with clients on a deeper level. He has a lived experience of mental health and understands what it is like to see a psychologist, as a client. He holds general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has gained experience across a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital services in group and individual therapy as well as private practice.

Specialisation list:
Addiction (substances and behaviours), anxiety, depression, anger management, interpersonal conflict, personality disorders (including borderline personality disorder, Bipolar I/II) family of origin, sexuality/ identity formulation, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma processing

Practices at: North Sydney Psychology Clinic.