I am Christiana Star, psychologist and writer.
- Professional Qualifications
- BA HONS Education (University of Hamburg, Germany)
- BA HONS Psychology (University of Sydney)
- Grad Cert Applied Science, Psychology of Coaching (University of Sydney, Australia)
- Professional Registrations and Memberships
- AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority)
- Medicare Provider
- Workcover Provider
- APS (Australian Psychological Society)
My life had many changes – some positive and exciting, others difficult and stressful. But each one was a stepping stone towards greater peace, strength and clarity.
Travels, meandering and exploring
I lived in several German cities, spent time in France as an au pair (live-in nanny), the USA as a counsellor in summer camps and travelled on public buses (with chickens and baskets of farm produce!) through Mexico. Finally a six-months overland journey through Asia.
As a qualified teacher in Germany, I worked in schools, teacher’s colleges, on the curriculum development team of the Department of Education and administered statewide IQ tests. Beginning again as a Psychologist in Australia, I established a private practice, worked as as corporate consultant, EAP (employee assistance) provider, critical incident counsellor, and facilitator of public workshops and seminars.
The third project
My broadly based professional work as well as varied personal experiences led to a deep understanding of psychological pain, its impact and the complex issues of managing difficult life challenges.
Assisted by my faithful support team – quirky little Pixie and Bonnie, the wise old cat who gently wards off the unwanted attentions of her pesky canine housemate – I now spend my time writing and developing new ways of teaching psychological self-help.
My self-help book Recover, Rebuild, Thrive, blog articles, free ebook and workshops reflect this understanding – combined with a firm belief in the resilience of the human spirit.