WHO IS KRYSTYNA KIDSON?
Welcome! Thanks for visiting! I'm Krystyna - lover and wearer of many hats including coach, psychologist, supervisor, wife, mother, business owner, and neuroscience nerd. I'm an introverted kinaesthetic learner who loves the book-in-hand, pen-and-paper, talk-about-stuff-that-matters, practical approach. And my idea of a fabulous time is wandering through gardens (see photo), or enjoying a good book, or hanging out with my husband and introducing our daughters to the marvel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Now, I'm guessing you're probably here because you're busy, you spend a lot of time serving others, or you're passionate about making the world a better place for a particular group or community. And you're wondering what you need so you can keep on doing that in healthy, emotionally sustainable ways (and beating off stress, chaos, busy-ness or procrastination along the way). And you're wondering if I can help with that. Yes?
My mission is helping other mission-driven folks turn the dial down on stress and conflict and overwhelm, so they can get refreshed, feel like themselves again, and get on with the business of changing lives! It's such a privilege to be part of their journey - I love seeing them throw off what keeps tripping them up; feeling calmer and freer, becoming more focused, present, and effective.
So let's talk about what that could look like for you. I do what I do because I love people and I believe in the potential of the person in front of me. So what you'll see here is what you'll get! You get someone who is your cheerleader, your advocate, your listener, your guide. You are absolutely worth my time, my interest, and my support, and it's my privilege to give these to you. I have a warm, caring, non-judgmental manner (but I'm not afraid to ask the hard questions) and a subtle, quirky sense of humour (most of the time - sometimes it verges on the ridiculous. I mean, what psychologist wears a red hat on her website??).
I am also, unashamedly, a neuroscience and psychology nerd. And you can add health, theology and spirituality to that list, too! Thanks to two psychology degrees [a Bachelor of Psychology, First Class Honours, Minor in Neuroscience; Masters of Clinical Psychology (also with Honours)], a trauma certification, professional supervision training, and years of experience across health, research, volunteer, ministry, and private practice settings, I'm pretty well-informed about what and why and how people do what they do. Blend these with lots of empathy, wisdom, curiosity and creativity? You get caring, compassionate, custom-tailored strategies, support, and encouragement so you can relax, focus, and keep doing what matters with the people who matter to you, even in stress-filled or pressure-driven environments.
The people I work with tend to be:
Carrying lots of mental loads and multiple responsibilities between life, work, and family;
Feeling stuck or dealing with difficult experiences or life/work changes;
Having trouble bouncing back and want to improve their resilience and prevent burn-out or depression;
Struggling with conflict, communication or relationships (at home or at work); and/or are
Christians or other strongly spiritual folk, looking to integrate their faith and stress management practice in a way that honours their faith and keeps them and their ministry sustainable long-term.
We work 1:1 and in groups, online and in person; from individual consultancy, coaching, EAP and supervision, to group seminars, training days and retreats. (Please note, Medicare does not subsidise these services.) We work in friendly, relaxed settings - like local cafes or online in the privacy of our homes. I also travel to meet with clients and run retreats and training days from the Sutherland Shire, all over Sydney and the Illawarra, interstate and international. No matter who or where you are, you'll receive top quality support and training delivered to a high ethical standard.
So if you, or your team or organisation, want to build resilience and stave off stress, burnout or other productivity or wellness issues, it's probably time to check out my services or get in touch to tell me what you want. If you want to get to know me more, check out my story below.