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I started counselling with Kay in the first half of 2022. At the time, I was in a very emotionally unhealthy mindset and didn’t believe I deserved better than what I had, or that I would ever have the chance to have a better life. Through weekly talk therapy with Kay, I was able to pick apart why I felt the way I felt and how I should expect to feel/be treated. I was able to realize I wasn’t happy and the scariest part was that it was something I could change.


Kay was there for me every step of the way when I needed her and because of her I was able to figure out what I had to do to escape that situation, and I now go through life having a much clearer view on what I want and deserve.


Even though I have stopped therapy for the moment, Kay still checks in with me to see how I’m going, which allows me to reflect on the direction my life is headed to make sure I’m still taking care of myself.


She was incredibly significant to the improvement of my life and I will always be thankful to her.


I first saw Kay when my wife suggested I may need help dealing with things that were going on in my life. I had just been sued by a close family member, lost my house. I was managing two businesses, I ended up losing one, I wasn't seeing my kids enough, I wasn’t exercising and things seemed to be going downhill fast. My thinking became negative and I started blaming my wife for everything and made her the reason my life had turned terrible. I started drinking heavily and thought I earned the right to drink, take drugs and stay out all night. My thinking led me to separating from my wife. I started a new life, found a new girl and got a flat of my own. I had more time on my own and to do what I wanted to do. I was exercising, I put myself into Alcoholics Anonymous. I felt great but I still had that negative thinking and still blamed my wife for everything.   I saw Kay around August 2020, after a few sessions she helped me see things in a new light, away from my negative thinking, she helped me develop tools to train my thinking to be positive and by blaming my wife I wasn’t showing any ownership for my bad behaviour. I started looking at myself and realising that I might be the problem here. Because my wife was having sessions with Kay at the same time, my girlfriend at the time planted a seed in my mind that I was being manipulated and I didn’t see Kay again for a couple of years. My bad thinking was back and I struggled until I saw her again. I saw a couple of other people, counsellors, spiritual advisors, did reiki and saw a psychiatrist. Nothing seemed to be fixing my problem. My wife who stood by me the whole time suggested that I should maybe see Kay again. So around March 2022 I started seeing Kay again weekly. When I went in for the second time I was a mess, I couldn’t work out what was wrong with me, I thought I had bipolar,... While there is still a bit of work to be done on me. I’m happy to be making progress and feel confident my life is good and improving all the time thanks to Kays therapy. I am developing tools that help me make better decisions. She has helped me change my cognitive thinking into positive thinking. I can tell when a fantasy thought comes in, I can tell when a negative thought comes in and I know how to deal with it.  Kay uses therapy as a tool, even when I thought I was bipolar and wanted to be put on medication. Kay talked me around and just by having someone in my life I can trust, open up to and just share my thoughts without any judgement helps me more than anything I could imagine.  Things may not be perfect in my life but now I am looking at my cup and it’s half full, and that’s a perfect way to see things.  Yours genuinely, sincerely and honestly


counselling northern beaches reviews
counselling northern beaches reviews

Since having counselling sessions with Kay, my life and my family’s lives have all improved.

She has helped me build the skills to overcome several of my life challenges in regard to depression, decision making, structuring my thinking for a better foundation and understanding myself better, and how to prepare before taking on such challenges.

She has also recently started seeing my younger kids and has already made a positive impact on their lives.

Kay comes with excellent skills and experience behind her and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any friend or family member.


I have been seeing Kay Riley-Williams for counselling since December, 2022 and I have found her to be a very compassionate, sensitive and understanding person.


Kay has taken the time to understand who I am and what concerns me with much compassion.


She comes up with suggestions and engages with me unlike some therapists who barely say a word and tell you the session is over, leaving me very frustrated. I have been suffering from PTSD after narcissistic abuse.


I personally want to find the truth in myself, work on consciousness and mindfulness, learn to be the best father I can be to my son.


Kay has found the words to help me navigate these difficult waters and has answered my questions clearly which helps me move forward with confidence.


She has given me skills in order to navigate the difficulties I have had in my life. I would and have recommended her as a Counsellor


counselling northern beaches reviews

In today's world, counselling and therapy have become integral parts of everyone's lives.

With the changing times, there are times where you can feel stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed.
 Counselling is a safe space where you can talk about your problems without any judgement, no matter how big or small.

Counselling can help you find new perspectives and coping mechanisms that you may not have considered before.

By working with a therapist, you can gain the tools you need to manage stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders.


Remember, asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength.


By taking the first step towards therapy, you can start your journey towards emotional healing and inner peace.

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