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Our Team.

At Talking Tails, we're proud of our experienced and compassionate team of mental health practitioners. Our knowledgeable team offers a wide range of evidence-based practices to assist individuals in addressing their mental health needs.

Tracy Sweeny-Ward
Tracy Sweeny-Ward

Hi, I'm Tracy, a senior mental health clinician and therapist with over 27 years experience. As a highly skilled

and credentialed mental health nurse with a degree and masters in mental health practice, as well as post

graduate training in various treatment  modalities, I have a passion for helping others. With a unique approach, I utilise animal assisted therapy and the human

animal bond to support engagement and enhance mental health wellbeing.

My extensive knowledge in mental health supports me in creating a nurturing, non judgemental environment which promotes healing and personal growth for clients of all ages.


Senior Mental Health Clinician

Dr David Ward


Hi, I'm David - I qualified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist over 30 years ago in the UK, working as clinical lead for specialist child and adolescent services as well as being involved in establishing an early intervention in psychosis service. I have training in various, evidence based treatment approaches. I can assist with assessment of mental health symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment as well as therapy and medication planning. I work closely with my clients of all ages to create effective treatment plans and promote overall emotional wellness.


Dr Ward is regrettably unable to accept new referrals at this time. 

Beau; Therapy Dog

Therapy Animal


​Hi I'm Beau, I'm a loveable 8-year-old Labrador who spreads joy and happiness wherever I go. I am known as a kind and gentle soul who has a knack for giving comfort to those around me and brightening even the darkest of days. I love to go for walks as well as having my tummy scratched and curling up to enjoy a sleep. I enjoy being with people and can't wait to meet you.

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