The Talbot Centre

Welcome to the talbot centre

Clinical psychology

Mental health centred on you and your family

While traditional mental health care focusses on the alleviation of distress and negative symptoms, here at The Talbot Centre we direct our efforts into practices shown to promote wellness and walk with you as you seek to maintain your best health at all stages of your health journey.

By tailoring a range of evidence-based strategies we help individuals and families better recognise and manage their feelings, reactions, and behaviours.

Here at The Talbot Centre we help people like you learn new skills, develop a better understanding of yourself and/or your child, and build the foundations needed to experience a more robust and authentic way of living.

Key areas of interest and expertise

With so many highly qualified mental health professionals on staff, we’re able to provide evidence-based care for a wide range of mental health needs, disabilities, physical conditions and other challenges including:

Anxiety and stress
Eating disorders, body dysmorphia and body image concerns
Parenting
Behavioural & emotional regulation issues
Situational (selective) mutism
Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders
Trauma
Support for neurodivergent individuals (Autism; ADHD; PDA)
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Life skills, Academic skills and School concerns
Depression, grief and mood concerns
Pain and Physical Health Concerns
Trichotillomania and Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours
Relationship concerns
Addiction

We create space for you

We’re like a guide, a coach or a facilitator. We join our expertise to yours and help you create the change you and your family seek for your future. Our role is to:
  • See and understand you or your child as a whole person, not a collection of symptoms or a condition.
  • Consider your broader context (family, work, school and social) and how it affects you or your child.
  • Create a safe space for you to explore your challenges without judgement.
  • Share our expertise in evidence-based psychological therapy.
  • Believe in your capacity, helping you or your child develop new skills or harness your resources to achieve your goals.
  • Maintain hope that things can be better than they are right now.
  • Help you understand yourself better and become the person you want to be.
  • Partner with you and/or your family, walking alongside you to assist you on your recovery and wellbeing journey.

By treating mind and body as one we help develop a whole-person, You-centred Care Plan built around your specific needs and goals.

Space For You

Our treatment approaches

Our clinicians are trained in a wide range of therapy modalities and select the best option for you based on:
  • What the research shows to be effective.
  • Clinical judgement and experience.
  • Your particular goals and preferences.
Some of the treatment models used at The Talbot Centre
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy/Maudsley Family Based Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)/Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)
  • MANTRA

What actually happens in therapy?

We understand that each person, family or child is unique. That’s why we spend time getting to know you and identifying the strengths you already have which will help you achieve your therapy goals.

We’ll ask about your:
  • Reasons for coming to therapy.
  • Challenges and goals.
  • Relationships.
  • Work or school.

When working with families, we value your child’s input and work hard to find practical solutions that are workable and acceptable for all family members.

As you share your story with us, we will develop a shared understanding of what has led to your current challenges and what is keeping you stuck. We will then share a proposed treatment plan with you that will help you to begin making some changes to create the life you and your family want.

Psychology for all ages and life stages

Paediatrics
Children & families

  • Early intervention to address anxiety or behaviour concerns.
  • Support healthy emotional, social and academic development.
  • Identifying and building on strengths.
  • Working in partnership with the family & wider networks (school, health, community).

General practice (GP)
Adolescents

  • Support through the rapid physical, cognitive and psychological changes during adolescence.
  • Face difficult challenges with confidence.
  • Develop into confident, well-adjusted and resilient young adults.

Clinical psychology
Adults

  • Build life skills.
  • Increase self-confidence.
  • Manage mental health concerns.
  • Improve relationships.

Our psychologists work as part of an extended multidisciplinary team at The Talbot Centre. We are focussed on helping individuals and families experiencing health issues source the practitioners they need to enjoy a better sense of well-being.

Accessing support

Without a referral

Book an appointment that suits you and pay privately or through your health fund (check your extras cover).

With a referral from your GP or psychiatrist

Medicare may subsidise your care under the Better Access to Mental Health scheme or the Eating Disorder Management Plan.  Book a long appointment with a doctor and ask for a mental health care plan. Learn more here.

Hicaps-medicare

We do not provide therapy through WorkCover or ATAPS.

Meet our psychology team

The Talbot Centre is a contemporary health service focussed on providing integrated health care programs. Our clinical psychologist work in collaboration with other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team providing patient-centred care.