TAYLA GARDNER

PSYCHOTHERAPIST & COUNSELLOR

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

– VINCENT VAN GOGH

Tayla is a psychotherapist and counsellor who considers it a privilege to be entrusted with the role of guiding others towards healing and collaboratively exploring what it means to be human. Tayla loves working with people of all ages and walks of life, and has a strong interest in working with clients in relation to their trauma and major life transitions. Tayla doesn’t believe we need to wait for things to go wrong to work on ourselves, any client is welcome, wherever they might be at right now.

Tayla believes that everyone is unique and requires an individualised approach to therapy. The therapeutic modalities that form her style include Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy.

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Trauma

Burnout

Anxiety

Life Transitions

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Depression

Tayla’s tips for managing existential dread

“Tips for managing existential dread:

  • Journalling can help you to embrace the unknown and ease existential distress by supporting you to manage your thoughts one day at a time without overwhelm. Try journaling 5-10 minutes in the morning and night.
  • Dedicate some time to the exploration of your core values. Start with choosing 10 important values to you. Then try narrowing it down to only 4 and reflect on why they made the cut.
  • Plan something light hearted with someone you enjoy laughing with and trust with the intention of connecting to your most core values. (For example, if health is an important value to you, you might plan to cook a healthy meal. If adventure is an important value to you, you might plan to go for a hike somewhere you have never been before).
  • Speak with a therapist to support you in unpacking some of the deeper questions and better manage any distressing feelings they might create.”

Outside the therapy room

“When I’m not working, I’m out enjoying nature or live music. My go to walking spot is Cremorne Point Reserve with a coffee from BTB Kirribili in hand.”

What I’m reading right now

BUILDING A LIFE WORTH LIVING – Marsha Linehan

“I am currently reading “Building a Life Worth Living” by the developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Marsha Linehan. Her life is an incredible story of overcoming internal struggle and using those experiences to guide others.”

My therapy song…

“…for it’s nostalgia-inducing qualities.”

IN BETWEEN DAYS – The Cure

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$200 p/session
(No Medicare Rebate available)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

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