LEIGH RAYMOND

Leigh Raymond

Registered Psychologist
Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)

 


Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver (The Summer Day)

 

Life can be pretty overwhelming. It can be challenging to find the time in our busy schedules to really stop and reflect on how we are going. Whether you are looking for a non-judgemental listening ear or practical solutions to an immediately pressing problem, Leigh will help create a calm and welcoming space in your week that is just for you.

Leigh is comfortable collaborating with people at all different ages and stages of their lives. She has a particular interest in self-compassion and mindfulness-based therapies sustained by years of personal meditation practice. With an approach balancing compassion, curiosity and good humour, Her intention is that sessions provide an opportunity for reflection, exploration, and progress towards life goals, whether big or small.

Leigh also has a keen interest in the power of a well-timed cognitive assessment to provide direction and insight for clients, for example those struggling with learning difficulties, attention or memory issues. Cognitive assessment can seem like an intimidating process, so Leigh aims to connect with clients in order to support them throughout the experience with a sense of confidence and comfort. She is committed to providing neuroaffirming care for neurodivergent clients, seeking to understand their unique strengths and challenges.

Clinical interests include:

  • Addressing problems related to anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD)
  • Helping clients navigate depression and low mood
  • Building self-confidence
  • Identifying and practising effective communication styles
  • Supporting clients through life transitions
  • Providing support for stress (workplace, relationships, general life!)
  • Managing emotion regulation difficulties with clients of all ages
  • Addressing sleep disturbance
  • Helping clients understand processes of grief and loss

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions
  • Self-compassion Interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing