About Talia

Talia is a Psychologist with over 15 years of experience. She completed her training in South Africa and Australia, and obtained her Master of Psychology in 2004. Talia is a registered Psychologist with with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with a practice endorsement in the area of Counselling Psychology. Talia is a Board- Approved Supervisor. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. Talia is a member of the Australia & New Zealand Academy For Eating Disorders (ANZAED).  

Profile

Background

Talia has worked various settings including school, government and forensic, and began working in private practice in 2007.  Talia provides assistance to high functioning individuals dealing with difficulties that arise in the usual course of living, such as adjustment, bereavement, relationship issues, and work problems. Talia works with individuals experiencing issues affecting self esteem and body image, and treats anxiety and depressive disorders. Talia has a special interest in disordered eating, specifically in assisting individuals to understand and work through the emotional issues underlying their use of food. Talia is informed in the area of bariatrics, and provides support to individuals who are preparing to undergo bariatric surgery. 

Counselling

To address these issues Talia offers an eclectic style of counselling that is informed by her training in various psychotherapy frameworks. Talia’s early training facilitated the development of a strong  psychodynamic background. Talia’s later training facilitated an appreciation for Existential Psychotherapy, and she is particularly inspired by the work of Irvin Yalom. Talia’s conceptualisation and treatment approach draws largely from Schema Therapy. Talia’s philosophy is aimed toward optimum psychological development and facilitation of health and well- being. 

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Carl Jung

Talia works predominantly with adults and has experience working with couples. Difficulties that clients may work through with Talia include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatrics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Work stress and work life balance

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Carl Rogers

Clinical Supervision

Talia is a Board- Approved supervisor and provides supervision to a broad scope of registered clinical practitioners, including provisional Psychologists undertaking their postgraduate internship program. Talia provides primary supervision for Registered Psychologists pursuing endorsement in Counselling Psychology, and secondary supervision for Psychologists pursuing other areas of Practice Endorsement.

I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story.

Irvin D Yalom

Qualifications

Master of Psychology ( Counselling), Monash University

Honours in Applied Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts ( Psychology and English), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

Professional Memberships

Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Area of Practice Endorsement- Counselling Psychology

Psychology- Board Approved Supervisor

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Fellow of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists (FCCOUNP)

Member of Australia & New Zealand Academy For Eating Disorders( ANZAED)

Change is about  noticing what is not working and stepping out of the familiar, imprisoning patterns.

Edith Eger