About Us

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, Tristan and Tamika, 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.

Tristan Duggan

B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)

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

Tristan is a certified clinical psychologist and the director of Better Self Psychology. His training focuses on cognitive and behavioural interventions for a broad range of presentations.

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

Tamika Christoforou

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 is the newest member of the Better Self team. She’s trained in cognitive and family-centred therapies and is a firm believer in working alongside parents to meet the needs of their children.

When working with young children, Tamika uses a play-based therapy style to engage at a meaningful level.

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

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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