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Is to provide you with effective strategies for you to APPLY to daily challenges and situations and monitor change and growth.


I'm Jay Beckley. Since 2006 I have been supporting people with a range of difficulties. From those that are stuck and need direction to those with complex mental health and addiction issues. I have worked in a range of settings including mental health inpatient units, forensic mental health hospitals, correctional facilities, and educational settings. I now work in private practice on the Sunshine Coast.

I have a particular interest in supporting people with alcohol and other drug problems and underlying issues. 

I have enough experience to know that confronting a problem and coming to a psychologist can be daunting.


So, here is what you can expect from a psychology session with me:

  • Firstly, before your appointment, it will be determined if I am the right person for you.

  • Your privacy and confidentiality are assured. 

  • A comfortable safe environment.

  • To be listened to – no matter how big or small the problem is.

  • For your problem to be explored further and understood with empathy and compassion.

  • To be responded to with respect and compassion.

  • To not feel judged.

  • To not feel alone, but as part of a team.

  • Evidence based strategies tailored to your needs.

  • Monitoring to make sure the strategies are working.

My Approach

It is quite simple: I take a strengths based and client centred approach. I believe within everyone there are skills and knowledge that can be utilised to make improvements. This means I'm more focused on positive things in your life and looking for practical solutions rather than focusing on a diagnosis or deficits.


  • Master of Educational Psychology (Honours)

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology)

  • Bachelor of Health Science


I'm passionate about what I do and I am very outcome focused. I believe in ongoing education to ensure I provide quality support and care to my clients.


I am trained in evidence based interventions including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy  


Professional Memberships

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