Suite 22, Level 4, 57-59 Anzac Highway, ASHFORD SA 5035

Welcome to
Talk Psychology & Counselling

A specialised Clinical Psychology & Relationship Counselling Service

About Us

Located in Adelaide, South Australia, we provide individual Clinical Psychology Services and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

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Individual Therapy is available in our beautiful and centralised practice in the Ashford Specialist Centre

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And via Video Conference through Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

Psychological consultation. Beautiful and happy young couple visiting psychologist for relationship counseling.

Couples Therapy is available through both traditional weekly appointments and our intensive marathon therapy format.

Individual Services

Our experienced psychologists provide therapy for a comprehensive range of concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Clinical Disorders

Depression
Generalised Anxiety
Trauma & PTSD
Phobias
Panic Attacks
Social Anxiety

Interpersonal Concerns

Grief & Loss
Assertiveness & Communication Skills
Self Esteem Issues
Lack of Confidence
Perfectionism

Health & Lifestyle

Sleep Difficulties
Stress
Quitting Smoking
Weight Loss or Problematic Eating
Workplace Concerns
Career Indecision

Creating healthy
& fulfilling relationships
through "talk"

Relationship Counselling

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a world renowned evidenced based approach to helping couples repair, rebuild and rejuvenate their relationships.

Developed by Drs John and Julie Gottman in Seattle, WA (USA), we believe it is the gold standard in relationship counselling as:

  • It’s principles are based on research conducted over 40 years with over 3500 couples to define what makes a healthy, long lasting relationship
  • It includes a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and challenges of your relationship, gained through joint and individual sessions and an online questionnaire to create a unique road map for the couple’s treatment
  • It focuses on building your understanding, fondness, admiration and respect for your partner, strengthening intimacy and emotional connection, successfully managing conflict and increasing communication, resolving past hurt, supporting each other’s life dreams and shared goals/values, strengthening or rebuilding trust and commitment, and developing the skills to ensure a fulfilling and long lasting relationship.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy is highly effective at addressing:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Conflict resolution
  • Overcoming an affair or betrayal
  • Adjusting to parenthood
  • Strengthening commitment and trust
  • Resolving past fights and hurt
  • Gridlocked issues – eg. finances, household duties, parenting
  • And more…

Marathon Couples Therapy

Marathon Couples Therapy is an effective and intensive approach to your concerns to get your relationship back on track, vibrant and fulfilling, as soon as possible.

Marathon Couples Therapy involves:

Pre marathon relationship assessment (in writing or face to face options)*

Selecting to attend for 2 or 3 marathon days, consecutively or close together

Participating in approximately 5 hours of therapy per day, 9am-3pm

50% deposit to secure your days**

*Phone contact from your psychologist will follow online booking of an initial marathon day to select written/face to face assessment and selection of subsequent marathon days
**Not charged at initial booking, required within 2 weeks following completion of online assessment and agreement to proceed with marathon therapy

Benefits include:

  • Sooner relief from distress and loneliness
  • Increased connection and flow in interventions and conversations
  • A reduced impact of attending on work/family commitments
  • Reduced hurt and conflict occurring in between sessions
  • More suitable if travelling from a distance

Fees & Rebates

Individual Therapy Session (60 mins) - weekdays/before 5pm

In person, telephone & video-conference

$210

Medicare Rebate for 50 minute Consultation

In person (all individuals) & video-conference (eligible rural residents only)

$126.50*

Couples Therapy Session (60 mins) - weekdays/before 5pm

In person, telephone & video-conference

$220

All Sessions (60 mins) - 5pm onward & weekends

In person, telephone & video-conference

$240

*Medicare rebates require a Mental Health Treatment Plan to be completed by your General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician prior to your first appointment with us.

Private Health Insurance rebates are available for our services dependent on your Insurer and specific policy. Please contact your Insurer to discuss rebates available to you.

Our Principal Psychologist

Carole Simpson is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and relationship therapist at Talk Psychology and Counselling.

With over 13 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, Carole is passionate about improved mental health and healthy relationships.

Education & Accreditation:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Full and current membership of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) division of the Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (FAPS)
  • Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP)
  • PBA Approved Supervisor for Clinical Registrar Program, 4+2 Internship, Clinical Higher Degree Program and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered provider of services for Medicare Australia & Private Health Insurers

Training & Therapeutic Approaches

  • Level 1, 2 & 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
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Talk Psychology & Counselling

Ashford Specialist Centre
Suite 22, Level 4
57-59 Anzac Highway
ASHFORD SA 5035

Phone: 0458 227 653

Fax: 08 8180 1878