Beachside Psychology is a place to explore, heal and move forward in your life. Let’s face it, we all have challenges at some point in our lives, speaking with a highly trained and experienced Psychologist can make your journey far easier. Our therapists are extremely experienced, warm, friendly and non-judgmental, helping you feel at ease sharing your story.
We consider therapy to be a journey that you and your therapist take together to find out what’s not working in your life, heal past wounds, discover more of who you really are, overcome difficulties/challenges, and discover more helpful ways of thinking, feeling, acting and being in the world.
Why see a Psychologist?
- Because there is a difference between how your life is and how you want it to be.
- Despite your best intentions to change things, progress just isn’t being made.
- Symptoms of anxiety and depression can be overwhelming and you may not know what to do.
- You might feel you’re too much inside your own head, over-analyzing everything, but never changing. An objective third party could make the difference.
- You may think you “just” need to do it, but it never seems to happen.
- You know what you want to achieve but can’t work up the motivation to do so.
- Our space is one of safety and no-judgement, you may feel that this is what you need to be able to get things off your chest.
Our team of Psychologists
I have over 27 years experience as a registered Psychologist. I provide psychological treatment and counselling for adults in many areas including anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, stress related disorders, couples counselling, and in improving overall psychological well-being & emotional resilience.
My preferred treatment modalities include Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. I adopt an integrated approach and draw from the modalities above as well as others to tailor a treatment pathway best suited for my clients.
My career has included working in large corporations providing career coaching & stress management, working in clinical settings supporting clients with a range of personal issues/difficulties, and providing seminars and group workshops on (mental health or psychological) self-care including mindfulness, sleep management and improving participants overall emotional resilience. In addition, I also enjoy assisting clients in navigating and managing life changes/transitions such as school to university or work, marriage/divorce, career into retirement.
My focus is on providing my clients with the strategies and tools to help them manage their own mental and emotional health moving forward. My approach comes from a place of genuine care and warmth, allowing you to get back to living life on your terms.
Dr Tayla Degan
I am a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist. I am dedicated to providing psychological treatment and counselling to adults (18 years+) experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and other life challenges.
I provide psychological treatment in a range of areas including anxiety, depression/low mood, adjustment difficulties, stress management, adult ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, grief/loss, substance use and relationship/interpersonal issues.
My approach to treatment is one that is empathetic, collaborative and genuine. Treatment is tailored to the needs and goals of my clients.
My primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I also draw upon other modalities such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) degree at the University of Wollongong. I work as both a Clinical Psychologist and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, located at the University of New South Wales.
I have clinical experience working across a range of public and private settings including university clinics, youth and adolescent mental health services, and correctional centres. I have also lectured and taught psychology at multiple universities both nationally and internationally. My research career has included publications in a range of topics including mental health, health literacy and substance use disorders. I have also been fortunate to present my work at various conferences across Australia.
My passion in supporting people to make meaningful change and live fulfilling lives is expressed through my clinical practice and ongoing research.
Please call our friendly admin team to book with Tayla (95440477)