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5 Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD

Chris Gilbert, Psychologist, Baulkham Hills NSW 30 October 2018 Parenting a child comes with its fair share of challenges, even if your child is an absolute angel and you’re a super-parent. But when a child has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD) the...

A HSC Survival Guide

Michelle Daymond, Psychologist, Baulkham Hills NSW 23 October 2018 Exams. Even the word can spark stress and anxiety in both students and parents. For many it is the last-minute cramming that leads to feelings of panic, for others it is unrealistic expectations that...

Selective Mutism: Beyond Normal Shyness

Esther Lee, Psychologist, Baulkham Hills NSW 9 October 2018 Selective Mutism is a condition where children experience intense anxiety communicating with others. Often parents don’t notice anything until their child goes to preschool or school and is required to...

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EXCELLENCE

The Talbot Centre promotes excellence through sustaining a quality customised service provided by a carefully selected team of highly qualified and experienced allied health professionals. We strive for continuous improvement by balancing innovation with the core essentials of customer service.
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INNOVATION

The Talbot Centre is based on mission-driven innovation through active collaboration with GPs, allied health professionals, academics and researchers. We strive to not only meet industry standards but to exceed them and deliver cutting-edge health and wellbeing services.
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COLLABORATION

The Talbot Centre brings together the best of the best to share their knowledge with the local community and to engage with our region in community projects, research and practice. It is intended that collaborations enabled by the Talbot Centre will fuel innovation and creativity and stimulate change and reform.

WHY US?

Expert knowledge; genuine support
  • EXPERIENCED: Our clinical psychologists are highly qualified with extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties and personal or family concerns.
  • PARTNERSHIP: We will partner with you, through seeking to develop a comprehensive understanding of your goals and needs and working together with you to ensure you achieve them.
  • UNDERSTANDING: We genuinely care about you and will take the time to understand who you are as a person and the strengths you already have that can be utilised to help achieve your goals
  • COMMITMENT: We are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of ethical practice and psychological services.
  • QUALITY: Our aim is to ensure that our clients receive quality mental health care in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment.
  • CONVENIENCE: We offer after hours, after school and Skype or phone appointments to make it as easy as possible for you to access our services.
  • MEDICARE EASYCLAIM: We offer Medicare Easyclaim and HICAPS services so you can claim your rebate straight after your appointment.
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Eating Behaviour

The Talbot Centre for Eating Behaviour offers expert multidisciplinary services for individuals and families affected by feeding disorders, eating disorders, fussy eating and body image concerns.
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Clinical Psychology

The Talbot Centre for Clinical Psychology provides quality, evidence-based therapy services to individuals of all ages for a wide range of mental health concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide therapy/treatment services?
Yes, The Talbot Centre provides individual, family and group therapy and treatment services for a wide range of mental health concerns and for individuals or families who are looking to further develop their skills in particular areas (e.g., parenting, study) through our centres The Talbot Centre for Eating Behaviour and The Talbot Centre for Clinical Psychology. You can read more about our treatment services at www.talbotpsychology.com.au or call us to discuss how we can best support your needs on 02 8814 5703.
Do you provide ad hoc supervision?
Yes, Dr Talbot regularly provides ad hoc supervision for other professionals who would like to consult about a specific patient or small group of patients with an eating or feeding disorder, obsessive compulsive or related disorder (including tic disorders and trichotillomania), selective mutism and complex child and adolescent presentations, or who would like to increase their skills in these areas. Dr Talbot also provides ongoing supervision for clinical registrars and fully qualified psychologists depending on their needs. For more information about supervision options please see our training page.
Can you customise a training package to suit our needs?
Yes, although we have standard training packages that target a range of common concerns that schools and workplaces may benefit from, we are happy to tailor a presentation, workshop or full training package to suit your specific needs. Our consultation process involves doing a needs analysis survey of your staff or community members to determine what the goals of the training or educational presentation are and then we can develop a customised package to meet those specific needs and goals. If you would like to discuss your training needs further please call reception on 02 8814 5703 or send through an email enquiry to reception@talbotpsychology.com.au
Are you currently running any research trials?
The Talbot Centre is regularly involved in a number of research trials aligned with our value of evidence-based practice. We are not currently running any treatment trials (i.e., trials where specific new treatments are evaluated, where you can often access treatment for FREE or at low cost due to participation in the trial.)
How can I express interest in training workshops?
We would love to receive your expression of interest in attending any of our professional development workshops. Our workshop schedule for 2018 will be available shortly. In the meantime, please email reception@talbotpsychology.com.au to indicate your interest and we will contact you once registrations for that workshop are open.

We are also always interested in feedback on workshop topics that you would like us to run in the future. Please feel free to send suggestions through to our email as well.

When should I seek professional help?
We usually recommend that people seek professional support when their psychological or emotional difficulties are impacting on their daily life such as difficulty managing at work or school or reduced social interactions with others.

Therapy can also be beneficial in improving your skills in a particular area such as public speaking or conflict resolution. You do not have to have a serious or chronic mental health concern to see a psychologist and experience benefit from therapy. In fact, research suggests that getting support early (before problems become severe) is the best approach to supporting positive wellbeing.

Emotional difficulties can happen to anyone and may arise at any age. There is no such thing as being too old or too young to seek treatment. Our psychologists are trained to work with patients of all ages from young children through to older adults. It is never too late or too early to seek assistance in managing your difficulties more effectively and improving your wellbeing.

If you are unsure whether therapy can assist you and you would like to discuss this further please contact us or complete our general enquiry form. We would be happy to hear from you and discuss how we can work together to achieve your goals.