Life Transitions

Allie Mackay

Struggling during life transitions??

What’s happening for you right now?

Or feeling scared to take the next step into...

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Transitions bring up a lot of fear

Of change  Of identity  Of the unknown 

Sometimes because of fear, we don’t transition into a new situation instead, we procrastinate, or we throw ourselves into the situation, but carry a lot of tension or fear in our bodies or minds or find ourselves being moody or irritable with people we love.

At Due North Psychology we firmly believe that times of transition can be opportunities for great new growth as a person, and that growth can enhance us, develop us and allow us to contribute even more to our communities.

Major Life Events

Have you had a recent medical diagnosis?

For example, after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, I have had clients go through loss of employment, changes in relationships, loss of identity, Fear of their own bodies, anticipation of pain…and work through the entire process to become advocates for people, living with disability to find new, more meaningful work to have richer more fulfilling relationships, and to know themselves in such a way that they could never have imagined before the diagnosis.

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Major life events

Are you welcoming a new family member?

We have seen potential, parents arrive grey with fear about the capacity to manage fear of loss of income, fear of loss of identity from their previous work.

The fear of repeating the patterns of the past, their own parents, and fear of the loss of their relationship as it is before they have children. 

We’ve seen them leave our rooms bright with hope, full of courage, live in their relationship and full of creativity and excitement for what they can bring into the world times of transition can be challenging, but from a challenge we can develop and grow, and become so much more than we ever thought we could be.

Contact us to find out how we can be part of your pathway of change.

Meet our founder, Allie Mackay

Passionate about guiding individuals through various challenges, Allie Mackay, founder of Due North Psychology (by Allie Mackay Psychology), brings extensive experience as a Registered Psychologist.

Allie’s impactful research, published in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrates the effectiveness of her interventions in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, particularly in conditions like multiple sclerosis and migraines. As an AHPRA Board-Approved supervisor, she actively contributes to advancing the field, offering knowledge in Attachment Informed and IFS informed EMDR therapy Supervision. Allie’s special interest lies in the transformative potential of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for various conditions and traumas.

In her practice, Allie often encounters clients with physical symptoms signaling underlying stress, emphasizing the importance of understanding the connection between emotions and physical well-being. Beyond addressing symptoms, Allie delves into the profound impact of self-talk on relationships, including those with oneself. Drawing on her personal transformation through compassion-focused therapy, she guides others toward cultivating kinder internal dialogues and fostering healthier relationships.

Allie Mackay

We help you thrive
during difficult times

Helping you find and re-align with your due north

If you’re ready to find your way back to yourself with caring psychologists that provide evidence-based and authentic values based therapy practices, reach out today and we’ll aim to get back to you same day to make an appointment via your preferred contact method.