Psychologist Lyn Worsley on 'A difficult Christmas'

We’ve just heard about the many different things that can stop people from enjoying Christmas. Sometimes it is hard to know how to help people at this time of year?

People with family members who are seriously ill?  People who have had family members or friends die?

Perhaps you might feel like you don’t know how to can help someone at this time of year.

On the line I have Lyn Worsley, who is a clinical psychologist.

Lyn, thanks for talking to us.

Do you have any practical tips for us, to help us help family members, friends at church, neighbours...anyone!...who really struggles at Christmas time?


Lyn Worsley is the Director of The Resilience Centre. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse with vast experience in teaching, youth work, early childhood, hospitals and correctional services. She specializes in child, adolescent & family psychology and relationship issues. She is also author of "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Kids" and "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Adults". 

Lyn's Specialty Areas Include:

  • Adolescent Depression
  • Child Anxiety
  • Child Behavioural Assessments
  • Family Crisis Work
  • Post Natal Depression
  • ADHD, and ADD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorders
  • Counselling for Medical Personnel
  • Psychometric and Educational

Lyn enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and National Convenor of the Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group.

Lyn uses cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy to assist people with a wide range of problems.