Ikigai Psychology - Teeya Yamaoka


At Ikigai Psychology Clinic our team of Psychologists sees people from all walks of life. We provide individualised therapy, couples counselling, clinical supervision and coaching for individuals looking for support in their personal and professional lives. 

Our Psychologists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency (AHPRA) and are highly skilled professionals with extensive knowledge and training in their specialised areas of interest. We provide in-person and Telehealth support to people who are struggling with stress, coping with change, relationship problems, anxiety, social anxiety, career development, body image and perfectionism. We also work with individuals with more complex conditions such as OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Depression, and identity issues.


We use evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to treat our clients. 

Each Psychologist has their own style of therapy, some are very structured while others may choose a more fluid approach. It would be helpful for you to read the Psychologists profile and choose one that fits with your personal needs and circumstances. 

You may also like to consider our Psychologist's availability and whether their schedule works with your daily commitments. Our Psychologists' availabilities vary from Monday to Friday 6:00 am- 6:30 pm and Saturday from 7:30 am- 3:00 pm. 


In this day and age where uncertainty is everywhere, everyday life experiences can lead to feelings of stress, overwhelm and frustration especially if you feel you are not "succeeding" or meeting your own or others' expectations. The aim of therapy is to slowly change the cycle you live in and to release yourself from feelings of "stuckness". 


As a human being what we need to do is to focus on what's within our control. That is how we think, feel, breathe and behave in response to the crazy world we live in. 


We exist in a continuum of ever-changing states however when we feel we are not able to change our situation or circumstances on our own, seeking support through therapy may help us with feeling more grounded.

Therapy is a place where you will: 

- Learn ways to manage stress and anxiety

- Release painful thoughts and emotions

- Express yourself authentically without judgement 

- Feel deeply heard and listened to

- Find clarity and direction

- Discover your identity

- Create meaning and purpose 

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Couples Counselling 

Couples Counselling is for individuals wanting to improve the quality of their relationship through understanding each other's needs.

Couples Counselling is for couples who want to:

  • Manage conflict

  • Develop trust

  • Practice respectful communication

Couples counselling can help couples with:

  • Communicating emotions effectively

  • Boundary setting

  • Improve intimacy

Tunteeya's approach to couple's therapy is based on Attachment-Frameworks and Family Systems perspectives. She specialises in working with intercultural couples but is happy to see couples from all walks of life.


Her aim is to break the cycle of avoidance, blaming and invalidation that is often a learned behaviour through each individual's family and relationship history. She hopes that the couples she works with will learn to create their own set of values within the relationship so that they can create more space for love, trust, respect and effective communication.


What to expect during couples therapy:

Sessions 1-3 (The Beginning):  It will take several sessions to understand the core issues within the relationship. During these sessions, we will discuss the importance of validation and how invalidation creates conflicts within the relationship. 

Session 3-5 (The Middle): Perspective taking and clarifying values within the relationship. We will discuss trust and respect as the foundations of a healthy relationship and find ways to improve communication.

Session 6-10 (The Transition): We will discuss needs, desires and hopes for the relationship. We will find effective ways to overcome and manage conflict and deeply listen to each other's needs. 


**This is only a basic outline of what Couples Therapy may look like. Each couple will come with its own set of issues and the number of sessions may vary depending on each couple's needs **

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Ikigai  Coaching

Ikigai Coaching can help entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, creatives and small business owners with clarifying their values, identifying their challenges and setting goals that align with their purpose. Ikigai Coaching is a deeply personal approach that considers both the practical and emotional elements of running, operating or building a service-based business. Ikigai Coaching can support you with learning to live within your natural rhythm without feeling stuck with rigid routines.


Ikigai Coaching may be right for you if:


  • You are starting, growing or scaling a service-based business.

  • You want to clarify your values and purpose.  

  • You don't want to get stuck with boring routines.

  • You don't like conventional old-school ways of thinking.

  • You want to learn how to set personal boundaries.

  • You don't want perfectionism or procrastination to stop you from taking the next step!


The Ikigai Coaching experience is based on the 5S Japanese Method of Organisation. All sessions are conducted online. 


The 5S Japanese Method:


1. Sort (Seiri): Sort out what is important to you. 

2. Set in order (Seiton): Set your priorities in order. Let go of old thoughts, beliefs and actions that no longer serve you. 

3. Shine (Seiso): Implement regular self-care practices to look after your mental health and wellbeing. 

4. Standardise (Seiketsu): Create standardised processes that you can follow.

5. Sustainability (Shitsuke): Develop sustainable systems that support your personal and professional needs. 


To ensure that Ikigai Coaching is right for you, please book a free consultation session. The initial session will be conducted over Zoom.

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What is a Supervision?


A Supervisor is someone who supports you throughout your Psychology career and helps you meet the professional standards of being a Psychologist. 

The Psychology Board Registration Standards require a minimum of 30hrs of Continuing Professional Development completed each year. At least 10hrs must be peer consultations. 


During Sueprivion we will create a  professional development plan that focuses on:

  • Identifying your strengths as a therapist

  • Discussing ethical dilemmas and responsibilities

  • Set learning objectives and goals for skills development 

  • Develop strategies for self-care and maintaining professional boundaries

  • Providing strategies for intervention

  • Evaluating evidenced-based research 

  • Assessing competency 

  • Differentiating personal and professional identity and the different roles we play inside and outside the therapy room

  • Reflecting on how to improve as a therapist when working with complex clients or situations

Who is Supervision for?

  • Registered Psychologists

  • Provisional Psychologists in the 4+2 or 5+1 internship program

  • Re-entry program supervisor (for psychologists returning to practice) 

  • Transitional program supervisor (for overseas qualified psychologists)

What happens during supervision?

  • Supervision is a reflective space to talk about your experiences as a therapist. During supervision, we will identify goals and objectives to uphold your registration as a psychologist. We will discuss transference and countertransference as well as projections and biases that may show up in therapy.

What is Reflective Supervision:

  • A place to reflect upon your own responses and reactions to challenging situations and clients

  • An opportunity to explore creative interventions

  • Dissect cultural norms and why they exist

  • Allowing yourself to be okay with now knowing what to do and asking for help when we need it

How are sessions conducted?

  • Sessions can be conducted in person or online.


How frequent are sessions?

  • The frequency of sessions will depend on your goals, objectives and requirements for registration.

What is my style as a Supervisor?

  • My purpose is to support you to meet your professional goals and understand your values as a therapist. As a supervisor, I hope I can provide a safe space for my supervisees to explore their experiences in therapy as well as develop their identity as a Psychologist. 


What are the costs involved?

  • For professionals already registered as a Psychologist, the cost is $195 per session. If you are a Provisional Psychologist in the  5+1 program or overseas qualified professionals, the cost of Supervision will depend on your stage of training. 

If you would like to learn more about my services as a Supervisor please book a free consultation session. The initial session will be conducted over Zoom.