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Paul Watkins is a self-professed Story teller, Mountain Climber, Business Owner, Ultra Runner, Adventurer, Pharmacist, Husband, Father, Nerd, all with capital letters. In March 2019 he won the 6633 Arctic Ultra marathon racing 617km across the arctic and in October this year, he is going to be a human book in the Human Library 3280. We are so lucky to introduce you to Paul and have him join us for this very special Conversation on the Couch.
Dr Toni Lindsay is a Clinical and Health Psychologist who has been working with both adults and adolescents for over 10 years. She works at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in the Oncology and Haematology departments, and is a specialist in the care of Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer. In addition to this work, she sits on several committees and working parties about the psychological impact of chronic and acute health conditions. Toni teaches in the University of Sydney Nursing School and is passionate about working with and teaching health professionals about the psychological impact of cancer on both patients and health care professionals.
Courtney Guy is a country girl who loves the simple life, a glass of sav blanc and the SBS Food Channel. Talking is her specialty, ask anyone who knows her! With an undergrad in psychology, she was armed with the education that she thought she needed to enter the world of adolescent mental health. Little did she know that the young people she has worked with over the last three and a half years have taught her more than any textbook ever will. Thank you Courtney, for this insightful Conversation on the Couch.
Laura is a freshly qualified psychologist living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She is the lucky wife of a very patient and supportive husband and is a mother to two beautiful boys. Her most favourite things include beach days, adventures with her family and friends, her morning chai latte, CrossFit training and ice cream (not necessarily in that order). She is passionate about supporting women with the transition to motherhood; is a staunch advocate for congenital heart disease awareness and keen supporter of the wonderful charity Heart Kids. Today, she joins us for an insightful Conversation on the Couch. 
Maddison, a Psychology student of Swinburne University, is striving to breakdown the stigma in mental health and promote the importance of wellbeing using her own experiences of anxiety and depression management. Maddison lives for each and every day, the good and the bad, as her gratitude and purpose shine through. Today, she joins us for a beautiful Conversation on the Couch.
Are you ready for a Conversation on the Couch with a difference? Well, you're in for a real treat. Come on in, grab a glass of red and curl up on the couch as you join us for our latest honest and open interview dripping in human-ness, this time with The Glitter Bug herself, Bianca Sciessere.
The wonderful Tasha Broomhall is the Director and lead facilitator for Blooming Minds, a published author, keynote speaker and TEDxPerth presenter. She is one of our fabulous guest writers at The Psychology of It. You can find a variety of her articles in our Coping Toolkit. Here is her Conversation on the Couch.
Fraser Smith is a counselling psychology doctoral trainee in Glasgow, Scotland. He's passionate about psychology and for helping others in therapeutic contexts. This passion has developed into his career and hobbies, so much so that he started a YouTube channel called GetPsyched where Fraser looks into all different concepts and theories in psychology and illustrates how you can apply them to your own life. 
Our most recent Conversation on the Couch is with psychology student, Karyn Battersby, who has grand aspirations of slowly slowly working towards being a registered psychologist. She’s hoping to qualify before her 60th birthday and we're sure she will! 

Karyn recently asked her friends on social media to describe themselves without using their name, family status or work/career identity and when it was her turn, described herself thus:

"I am growth, I am learning. I love wholeheartedly and deeply, I am authentic. I am courageous. I embrace change (sometimes reluctantly), I am a seeker of truth, new experiences, and knowledge. I am a reader of books. I am a food lover, I am a deep thinker, I am a doer. I am enthusiastic, I am passionate. I am a motivator. I am a people lover. I am a sensual woman. And I am enough."
Matt Reeves is a father, a realist, a community minded optimist and lover of humour and music. Fourteen-year-old Matt loved Guns & Roses. Thirtyeight-year-old Matt still does but he now also collects vintage wine carafes and gives me a run for my money when it comes to being curious about other humans.
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