Psychologist ~ Tanya Doyle
Registered Counselling Supervisor and Counsellor
Member of the Australian Association for Psychologists Incorporated
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Australian Counselling Association - Level 4
Member of the ACA College of Supervisors
Group Therapy Facilitator
Mental Health Trainer
Founder of SenseWell 2015
Schema Therapy, DBT, ACT and CBT Trained
Trauma Focused Practice
Adv Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy
Highly Sensitive Aware Practitioner
Tanya's vision for SenseWell (short for Sensitivity Wellness), began almost 30 years ago with a strong desire to help others who suffer from mental and emotional anguish due to experiencing their life intensely. Tanya’s desire to help others grew from coming to an appreciation of her own highly sensitive nature and having overcome crippling anxiety and depression. Tanya began SenseWell as a Counselling Practice in 2015 and having completed her Psychology Internship in June 2020 has relaunched SenseWell as a private Psychology practice. Tanya has devoted her career to researching and training in evidence-based interventions that assist individuals with powerful emotional dysregulation and distressing life problems or behaviours in order to provide effective interventions to her clients that work and provide relief. Tanya has worked in the Mental Health Sector for ten years in a variety of roles such as an Intern Psychologist, Counsellor, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Trainer and Support Group Facilitator.
About Tanya’s Experience
Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association.
Registered Counselling Supervisor with the ACA College of Supervisors.
Tanya is a member of two highly esteemed Psychology associations (APS and AAPi) in order to continue her professional development and refine her high quality of service delivery to her clients.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).
Trained in Individual, Couples and Family Counselling.
Provided interventions for individuals with personality and anxiety disorders, rejection sensitivity, complex trauma and highly sensitive people with sensory processing sensitivity for many years.
Extensive talking therapies experience of different modalities working with adults and young adults struggling with significant personal distress due to emotional dysregulation and intensity.
Provided age-appropriate interactive and play therapies with adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, high emotionality and related avoidance or behavioural problems.
Additional training to carry out evidence based interventions in Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Conducted a neuroscience research project to understand implicit emotional processing in the highly sensitive emotional brain and plans to continue researching and developing interventions and resources related to rejection sensitivity dysphoria.
Highly experienced Group Facilitator, have carried out hundreds of workshops and support groups to aid individual recovery of families and carers of those with mental disorders or mental health issues.
Developed and facilitated award-winning (NSW Health) training rolled out in five mental health units across Northern Sydney and Central Coast LHD’s.
Developed a training package for Parents and a separate one for Adolescents to manage their mental health as a family member or carer of those with a mental illness, carried out at Headspace and in High Schools on the Central Coast.
Lived experience parenting a highly sensitive child and a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, both are adults now, which enhances empathy and understanding of family issues.
Inspired by the psychotherapy techniques of Dr Elaine Aron and as such Tanya is acknowledged on Dr Aron's website as a "Highly Sensitive Aware Practitioner".
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