Holly Byron (Kirwan)

CEO and Principal Psychologist

BSc (Psych), MEd (Couns), MAPS


Key Areas of Interest

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression
  • Couples Therapy

Therapeutic Framework/Strategies

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Neuropsychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Gottman Informed Couples Therapy

About Holly

Please note: Holly is not taking new clients.

After living overseas, Holly returned to Canberra and established Northside Psychology in 2007. Holly’s main area of focus is on supporting individuals with trauma and anxiety issues. In addition, Holly’s interest in emerging neuro-plasticity research is woven into her therapeutic work to assist clients in understanding their reactions, experiences and in their path toward change.

In addition to her private practice experience, Holly has experience with asylum seekers, torture and trauma survivors, seriously emotionally disturbed children, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workers’ Compensation and Compulsory Third Party Accidents, and Employee Assistance Programs. Her Master’s thesis explored clinical use of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat Post Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD). Holly works with adults and couples and is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.

How Holly might support you

Holly is passionate about her work and practices a solution focus across a range of therapies. These predominantly include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neuropsychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.