B Psych Sc, B Psych (Hons), MProfPsych (in progress)
Tayla is a compassionate and dedicated provisional psychologist with a profound passion for promoting mental health and well-being. Her work is driven by her genuine curiosity about the complexities of the human mind and behaviour, including the intricate relationship between physical and mental health, intergenerational trauma, attachment styles, parenting styles, cognition, perception, obedience, and memory.
Tayla firmly believes that cultivating self-awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours leads to improved relationships with ourselves and others, enhancing our overall quality of life. Using a collaborative and empathetic approach, Tayla creates a warm, non-judgmental, and understanding space for clients to freely reflect, learn, and grow, exploring their thoughts and feelings. Her therapeutic approach is client centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed, tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals.
Tayla possesses valuable insights into working with diverse populations and a wide range of presentations, gained through her extensive background as a mental health support worker for adolescents and adults, a behaviour therapist for children with ASD and ADHD, and a mentor for children in foster care. Her work as a psychiatric assistant has also honed her skills in conducting assessments, administering diagnostic tests for ADHD, anxiety, and depression, and writing comprehensive reports.
When working with clients, Tayla uses evidence-based treatments, personalised to individual needs. Her focus is on supporting adolescents, adults, and older adults facing challenges such as, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, emotion regulation difficulties, and social/interpersonal issues.
- Anxiety (social, generalised anxiety, trauma)
- Emotional regulation difficulties
- Work/study stress
- Social/interpersonal issues
- Relationship conflict
- Family issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Adults and older adults
- Older adolescents (15+)