Taya Haddrick

Art Therapist

What can Taya help with?

Taya works with individuals of all ages and experiences. She specialises working with children, adolescents, young adults and athletes facing the growing mental health and stress factors facing people today. Taya can help with individuals experiencing:

  • Generalised & social anxiety, panic, low mood and acute stress
  • Depression and general feelings of burnout and overwhelm
  • Trauma & Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attention deficit hyper active Disorder and difficulty concentrating & self-regulating
  • Eating disorders, disorder eating and low self esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar Disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Disengagement in Education and Employment
  • Sleep cycles and patterns Personalised plans to fulfil goals and overcome barriers
  • Athlete wellbeing and support
  • Overall wellbeing

Master of Art Psychotherapy

Taya creates a safe space for growth where individuals can heal and thrive, while honouring each person’s experience with understanding, kindness and support.

Taya holds a Master of Art Psychotherapy from Western Sydney University and is a registered member with ANZACATA (Professional Association for Creative Therapies in Australia New Zealand and Asia).  Taya has strong experience and success supporting individuals facing multiple mental health diagnosis and dual diagnosis, domestic violence and chronic homelessness. This includes working within multiple non-government organisations, government organisations and in her own private practice where she has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as those from a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, refugees and those identifying as LGBTQI+.

Taya supports individuals with warmth, kindness and an open heart, creating a safe space that enables elevated expression, reflection and connection. Through trauma informed and strength-based practice, Taya works predominantly within the narrative therapy framework, integrating creativity into the therapeutic process. This is underlined by the strong belief you are the expert in your own life and are instrumental in informing the therapeutic process that best suit you and help you achieve your individual needs. She also has experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Approach and Extensional Therapy.

Outside her practice Taya is a practicing artist, painting and photography being her preferred mediums. Taya is also an experienced sports coach and former athlete. In her down time, she loves spending her weekends with her thirteen-year-old beagle, eating pizza somewhere by the ocean and doing a crossword.