Hi, I'm Tuija
I am looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you’re working towards. I have always cringed at tick box diagnoses, and medicalisation of human difficulties. My first passion was Naturopathy, but diverted my studies to Psychology along the way.
I am excited at this opportunity to use all the knowledge, education, training and experience I have gained throughout my life, formal and informal, to walk with you so you can live to your potential and reach your goals.
The best type of psychologist is one who tries to work themselves out of a job, and that is exactly what I intend to do for you! There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in the most meaningful and helpful way.
Tuija's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Tuija completed a Bachelor of Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and Master of Psychology (Counselling).
She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the AAPi (Australian Association of Psychologist Inc.).
Tuija is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Tuija has experience working with a diverse range of clients across the lifespan with countless life challenging issues. She has extensive experience working with people experiencing substance use issues (including smoking cessation and those affected by others' substance use), grief, trauma and chronic health conditions.
She has worked in a range of settings, including schools, non-government organisations, justice settings and mental health services.
Special areas of personal interest include Animal Rights, therefore she can provide an in-depth understanding to clients who are vegan.
Areas of experience
Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Tuija can help you with.