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 Australian & New Zealand Academy For Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
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.
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 works 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.