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Ms Duda Baldwin

Ms Duda Baldwin

Mobile 0402 710 788
Relationship Therapist, Counsellor

Kick Ass Muse

Mobile 0402 710 788

Duda works with couples and individuals experiencing challenges in their families, relationships or at work. Couple therapy, incl. LGBTQIA+ and family therapy. Duda uses evidence-based approaches in guiding her clients to get to the root cause of their issues quickly in order to create a life aligned with their values. She is caring and focuses on supporting her clients achieve their goals and creating long-lasting change they seek. Duda offers a FREE 15 mins consultation to address questions.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 701, Level 7, 105 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 0402 710 788 PHONE 0402 710 788
  • Suite 3, Level 4, 66 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, Sydney NSW 2065 PHONE 0402 710 788 0402 710 788

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Online Video Consultations 
  • FACE TO FACE COUPLE THERAPY & INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS. AFTER HOURS & WEEKENDS. NO WAITLIST.

    Couple therapy (incl. LGBTQ+)
    Parenting & Step-parenting (blended family issues)
    Divorce / Separation / Co-parenting issues / Custody court case anxiety
    Family therapy
    Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety
    Single life and loneliness
    Lack of clarity and purpose
    Dissatisfaction, Procrastination, Motivation, Lack of clarity and purpose
    Work stress, Burnout, Bullying and Harassment
    Trauma
    Stress Management, Time Management

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Bullying, Burnout, Career Counselling, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Men's Issues, Performance Anxiety, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Social Skills, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Attachment Theory, Buddhist Psychotherapy, CBT, Existential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, NLP, REBT, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed

    Gottman method, ACT for couples, attachment theory, CBT, RBT, Mindfulness, trauma-informed therapy.
    I also include other therapy approaches to assist clients as every person is different.
    I am committed to on-going professional and personal development, keeping up to date with the latest research and therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Cert. Trainer and Assessor - 2021 - Connect Training and Education
    • Reg. Counsellor - 2020 - Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
    • Cert. NLP Coach - 2019 - American Board of NLP
    • Reg. Hypnotherapist - 2019 - American Board of Hypnotherapy
    • Masters Degree in Sociology - 2003 - University of Zagreb, Croatia, EU
    • Professional Supervisor - 2022 - Amovita International

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association

    Quality Provision

    I am a registered counsellor and member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association). The ACA is the leading counselling body and its membership guides and informs the ethics and professionalism I bring to my practice.

    Background

    I'm an experienced therapist working with couples and individuals who want to thrive in their relationships and life in general. I encourage and support my clients in facing the challenges in order to heal the wounds and create the change that they need.

    My clients feel at ease and safe to express themselves fully. Honesty, expertise and humour best describe our sessions. Our joint focus is on fast and long-term results.

    I specialise in couple counselling with a high success rate and on-going positive feedback from clients.

    My know-how comes not only from my formal training but also from lived experience, which is relevant to my clients' issues.

    Appointments

    AVAILABLE NOW. NO WAITLIST. FACE TO FACE. BEFORE AND AFTER HOURS
    Workdays 7am-8pm. (incl. before and after hours)
    Saturday 7am-8pm / Sunday 7am - 2pm.
    Please contact me for a free 15 min initial consultation.

    Transport and Parking

    Very close to a number of buses and trains in both locations.
    Street parking.
    Wilson secure parking (109 Pitt st)

    Fees

    Free 15 mins consultation to address any questions.
    Couples counselling: $180 per session (70 mins)
    Individual therapy: $150 per session (60 mins)
    Family therapy: $180 per session (70 mins)

    Payment Options

    Online payment, credit card, bank transfer, cash.

    Languages

  • English
  • Croat
  • German


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    10 Questions with Duda Baldwin

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • Since I was a young girl I was drawn to human behaviour, spirituality and social psychology. I went on to study sociology in Europe, where I am originally from, as it gave me a broad education on both social behaviour and psychological aspect of individuals. I later trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
      As a person, I have always been the go-to girl for my friends and colleagues when overcoming challenges.

      Having overcome depression, trauma, and anxiety myself, I had a keen interest in using my lived experience and combine it with my formal training to support others facing similar life challenges.
      I believe that the purpose of life is to get to know ourselves and live authentically. There is no better pace to start then therapy and self-reflection.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I have been influenced in my personal and professional life by the Stoic philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism. I personally practice both but do not call myself religious, rather spiritual.
      I have been raised and educated in Christianity as well. Part of my studies involved philosophy and ethics.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • There is no particular aspect of the human journey that I would point out. What I would point out is the attitude towards challenges that I am keenly interested in.
      We all face challenges, but what differentiates us is the the attitude how we overcome them. An obstacle can be either seen as an hindrance or it can be seen as a challenge to become an expended version of what we are today.
      I am very much drawn to clients who want to dig deep to get to the root cause as quickly as possible in order to understand their own drivers for the choices and behaviour and then decide in which manner they would want to continue.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I use an eclectic approach as no person is the same. There is no one fit all model.
      I am trained in a number of approaches and I adjust them to my clients' unique needs.
      I often tap into REBT, CBT, ACT, Buddhist psychotherapy, Mindfulness and always with a trauma informed approach, even existentialism. We all experienced trauma (small to big) and most of us aren't aware that we haven't resolved them, however they manifest in our emotional reactivity and often cause problems in our relationships.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • My clients often feel elevated and more aware of the underlying causes of their distress after the first session. As my therapy is an active process in which clients commit to do the work, they see results as soon as they get home. As they describe it: "I could feel a shift and things started to make more sense."
      Progress is incremental but significant. It gives client hope at times of doubt.
      Deeper work and more long-term progress is often felt between the 3rd and 6th session.
      The same goes for couple therapy and family sessions.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I personally attend therapy when needed and it always helped me finding clarity when I doubted my own experience and perspectives. I personally seek a therapist who can challenge my ego and my judgements/perspectives. This has made me a more tolerant and patient person and most certainly more forgiving to myself.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Clients bring their own stories and wisdom with them. I am humbled to be trusted to guide them at times when they are most vulnerable.
      In addition, this work requires me to constantly develop in both my professional and personal life and I am thrilled to continuously learn.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Totally having a few "bad hair" days. I learnt to be kind to myself and not to beat myself up.
      I am a therapists who likes to share my own flaws with clients in order to create a space of two equals, where they feel like there is nothing "wrong with them" and their self-esteem is elevated as a consequence.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • There are a number of new issues but the old issues that existed for thousands of years are still not resolved.
      Greed and selfishness have led to constant overload in consumerism (excess) and building a (false) reputation. This puts many people under enormous pressure and most of my clients feel they aren't being themselves due to these pressures.
      Loneliness is another big issues, amplified by over-usage of social media and lack of social face to face contact.
      I would like to see more solidarity and compassion amongst humans, wether that's in our families, friendships or workplace.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • BOOKS:
      As a book addict (and writer) I cannot single out a book. I have hundreds of books on my bookshelf that I share with clients in sessions.
      SONGS:
      Previously a professional singer, the same goes for songs, however "My Way" would sum up the need for authentic living that comes up in my clients sessions as one of their major concerns. I love classical music and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 is my favourite piece of music.
      TRAVEL:
      Travelling inspires me the most. I have been a digital nomad for 10 years running my private practice and have traveled to over 50 destinations and counting.
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    Ms Duda Baldwin

    Duda Baldwin

    Relationship Therapist, Counsellor

    FACE TO FACE. BEFORE & AFTER HOURS. WEEKENDS. NO WAITLIST. I offer couple therapy and individual counselling in Sydney CBD and Lower North Shore. I've been lucky to work with clients from all over AU, NZ, USA, UK and EU for over 10 years. In addition to my expertise, I bring life experience into my practice that helps clients in finding confidence in their own abilities and create the change they need. Honesty, connection, lasting results and humour play a big part in my work with clients....

    • Sydney CBD, St Leonards
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, Buddhist Psychotherapy, CBT, Existential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, NLP, REBT, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed