About Us

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Understanding Your Past. Focusing on Your Future.

When challenges arise, so does our past – which is why we so often end up in similar positions. Different issues lead to the same arguments and the same feelings.

At Better Self Psychology, we look to understand your past so that you can overcome it in the future. Our practice is built on this philosophy and we achieve it by providing you with a safe place where you can meet our psychologists and discuss your challenges in confidence.

Our clinical psychologists, Lauren, Tamika and Tristan, have extensive counselling experience. They work collaboratively with family and health professionals when required to provide the best results for you.

Clear action requires clear thought. Our psychologists are here to discuss your challenges and help find a way forward.

Lauren Frensham

Clinical Psychology Registrar
B Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD

Lauren’s friendly and supportive manner will make you feel comfortable right away.

Lauren is the newest member of the Better Self team. Lauren enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults to help address a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, school difficulties, stress management and behaviour management. 

Lauren provides clients and their families with the skills to move towards positive change and optimum wellbeing. She tailors her treatment approach to the individual needs and goals of each client. Lauren works within a cognitive behavioural therapy framework amongst other therapies.

Tamika Christoforou

Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Sc), P GradDip (Psych), M Psych (Clin)

Tamika’s warmth and a genuine willingness to engage make meeting her for the first time a pleasure.

Tamika maintains a family-focused approach to therapy and is a firm believer in working alongside parents to meet the needs of their children. When helping young children, Tamika uses a play-based therapy style to engage at a meaningful level.

Tamika is experienced working with NDIS and psychometric assessments, and practices Family-Centred Feedback-Informed Therapy (FC-FIT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), amongst other therapies.

Tristan Duggan

Director & Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)

A relaxed nature and friendly smile are the first things you will notice when meeting Tristan.

Tristan works with teenagers and adults, and has taken on a mentoring role for individuals without healthy male role models. He sees the quality of the relationship with his clients as a key part of achieving a great outcome and is a big believer in the positive benefits that outdoors activity plays in our health and wellbeing.

Tristan is registered as a board-approved supervisor. He works with a range of NDIS plans and attracts a high rebate for clients who have sought a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP.

Our Reception Team

Receive a warm welcome and help with your questions.

Ebonea and Ellen make up our reception team and will be your first point of contact when you visit us. They will help you organise your information, make payments and book your next appointment.

They are experts at ensuring that everything will be perfect on your first visit to us.

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