Principal Psychologist and Creator of BEST Kids™
BSocSc (Swinburne), PGradDipPsych (Ballarat), MProfPsyc (ACU)
“I’m human first and a psychologist second.”
Christine Harding takes a strengths-based and humanistic approach to psychology, emphasising empathy and our common humanity, while focusing on individualised treatment and person-centred life goals. Her aim in all she does is to help her clients live the BEST life they can according to THEM.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Christine has three grown children. She became a psychologist after being a mother and professional Case Worker with both young people with intellectual disabilities and within the juvenile justice system and she brings a wealth of wisdom, understanding and real life experience to her practice.
On a personal level, Christine is deeply passionate about supporting young people to have a better life. She has always been a mentor to kids and regularly provided a safe space for those in need of a meal, a chat or assistance to connect with supports.
While working as a professional Case Manager and supporting young people living with very challenging life circumstances to create a better life, Christine came to understand that a lot of young people appear to have difficulty with the required communication skills to assert their needs and boundaries in an appropriate way. Out of this was born the BEST Kids™ Group Therapy Program, which works with Grade 5 and 6 children in Building Essential Skills Together.
Christine has decades of experience in supporting young people and five years in professional psychology practice. While her specialty is adolescence, Christine recognises the importance of the whole family unit working together as a healthy ecosystem. She specialises in education (IQ and achievement) and development, as well as forensic psychology.
Availability: Monday – Sunday
P: 03 9815 3143
F: 03 9966 9917
Bachelor of Social Science
NMajor in Psychology and Sociology
Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Thesis “It’s Not About “Freudian Couches and Personality Changing Drugs”: An Investigation into Men’s Mental Health Help-Seeking Enablers” published in the American Journal of Men’s Health
Masters of Professional Psychology
Educational and Developmental, Forensic