Ms Lydia Surmin


Lydia Surmin

Hi, I'm Lydia

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, or feeling stuck and overwhelmed in life? We all need help at times to navigate life's challenges. I am here to support you and walk alongside you in your journey toward mental well-being.

I am a warm and empathetic psychologist who is passionate about empowering you to create a positive change in your life. I can help you identify and address barriers standing in your way so you can steer your life in the direction you want it to go. I aim to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can feel heard and supported providing you with the opportunity for personal growth and improved wellbeing.

I believe that my role as a psychologist is to walk alongside you while helping you navigate difficult emotions and experiences. As part of this process, I can help you gain new perspectives and a better understanding of yourself and your difficulties, and work together to develop more effective ways of responding and being. I hope to offer clients the space to go deeper and explore the emotions and unmet needs underlying their issues so they can experience healing beyond just coping with symptoms. I look forward to getting to know you and to support you in your unique journey to create the life you desire.

My Approach

I do not take a "one size fits all" approach with my clients as I believe that each individual is unique in their own experiences and difficulties. Therefore, I adopt a flexible therapeutic style that caters to the unique needs of every individual meeting each client where they are at.

I work with clients from all walks of life and have a strength in working across different cultures.

In my practice, I utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including:
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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Main areas of expertise

  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
― Marcus Aurelius,

My style is

  • collaborative
  • compassionate
  • genuine
  • solution oriented
Meaning & Value
Life Transitions
Grief and Loss
Sleep difficulties
Panic attacks
Bipolar Disorder
Low mood
Fear of Failure
Social Anxiety
Work Stress

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