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  • Carole
    Carole

    Registered Clinical Psychologist Adelaide

    B. Psych. (Hons.) M.Psych. (Clin.)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Ashford, SA
    Specialised Training
    • Level 1 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Level 2 Clinical Training Gottman Methods Couples Therapy
    • Perinatal Non-directive Counselling Training, Australian Psychological Society
    • Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Dr Mervin Smucker
    • Premature and Delayed Ejaculation Seminar, Dr Sandra Perot
    • Porn overuse, sex addiction and hypersexuality, Dr Sandra Perot
    • Anger the Neglected Emotion, Monica O’Kelly
    • Road to Resolution: Working with adults with a history of childhood sexual abuse, Dr Gemma Gladstone
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Dr Marsha Linehan & Kathryn Korsland
    • Introduction to Schema Therapy & Advanced Level Schema Therapy, Dr Christopher Lee
    • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dr March Boschen
    • Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr Russell Harris
    • Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr Leah Giarratano
    • The Neurobiology of Depression, Dr Pieter Roussea
    Areas of Interest

    Fertility, pregnancy, parenting, same sex couples, young couples, pre-marital counselling, couples with young families and bringing baby home, extended families/in-laws, affairs, couples in business, grief and loss/trauma, anxiety, depression, narcissistic personality, borderline personality, sexual trauma and childhood abuse.

    Described by Hart clients as:
    • Gentle
    • Kind
    • Respectful

    Carole has been practicing as a psychologist for over 12 years. During this time, she has developed a passion for working with couples and families as she believes these relationships can be central to the well being and health of individuals. Carole has many years experience working with couples of all ages and all stages of their relationship, including; singles and early dating couples looking to create a healthy and fulfilling relationship, pre-marital counselling, couples bringing children to their family, couples addressing the impact of early childhood abuse and family of origin difficulties on their current relationship, couples looking to amicably separate/divorce and co-parent, to name a few.

    Carole commonly works with couples on identifying and understanding the problems in their relationships, improving listening and communication, overcoming an affair, effective conflict resolution, building commitment and trust, exploring and fulfilling your shared dreams and life goals , understanding reoccurring problems with your partner, strengthening your relationship and fulfilment, and resolving and repairing past fights and hurt

    Carole’s clients find her to be warm, compassionate, accepting, and understanding and that her wealth of experience and support is incredibly helpful to addressing their concerns and meeting their goals for their relationship. Carole is trained in evidence based relationship therapy, such as the techniques and research taught by the Gottman Institute, as well as utilising techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology & Neuropsychotherapy.

    Carole will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals and skill you with the confidence, knowledge and strategies you need to address your relationship concerns and improve intimacy, fulfillment and happiness in any relationship. She believes you will find that this can be done in a safe, enjoyable and helpful environment and believes it is a privilege to share in any part of your relationship journey. As a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist, Carole is also able to address any clinical concerns that may be impacting on or separate from your relationship, including, depression, anxiety, trauma & abuse, addictions, grief & loss, parenting concerns, and sleep difficulties.

    Click here to read our interview with Carole about the marriage counselling and relationship counselling services she offers.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Street Parking on surrounding streets for 1 hour. Paid parking available in Ashford Hospital U-Park or at the old LeCornu site carpark for $3-$8.

    The building is wheelchair accessible and there is lift access to Level 4.

    CLINIC PHOTOS
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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Chrisi
    Chrisi

    Registered Clinical Psychologist Adelaide

    B. Psych. (Hons.) M.Psych. (Clin.)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Ashford, SA
    Specialised Training
    • Bridging the Couple Chasm, Drs John & Julie Gottman
    • 10 principals of Effective Couples, Drs John & Julie Gottman
    • Jacobson & Christensen’s Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Dr Lissa Johnson
    • Emerging perspectives on male sexuality, Dr Joe Kort
    • The new rules of love and commitment, Esther Perel
    • Perinatal Non-directive Counselling Training, Australian Psychological Society
    • Advanced Level Schema Therapy, Assoc Prof Chris Lee
    • Introductory and Advanced Level Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr Russ Harris
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Dr Marcia Linehan
    • Feedback informed treatment, Dr Scott Miller
    • Advanced principals and practice for optimal results with anxiety disorders, Dr Patrick McGrath
    • CBT treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Dr Sarah Eldeman
    • The challenge of changing addictive behaviours, Prof DiClemente
    • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Gambling Disorder, Dr Namrata Raylu
    • Motivational Interviewing, Dr William Miller
    Areas of Interest
    • fertility
    • perinatal mental health
    • addictions
    • anxiety/depression
    • same sex couples
    • young couples
    • affairs
    • mismatched libidos
    • couples in business

    Chrisi is a warm and insightful therapist with over 11 years of experience as a psychologist in private practice. She adopts an empowering and non-judgmental approach to couples therapy whereby clients feel respected, heard, understood, supported and validated. In therapy, Chrisi draws on a broad range of evidence-based psychological treatments. Experience with an extensive range of therapeutic modalities allows Chrisi to adopt an integrative approach to therapy that is flexible and collaborative. Chrisi tailors her treatments to suit each person and their goals, in order to cultivate a personalized service that resonates with both partners and their unique needs.

    Chrisi has received training from world leaders in couples therapy and research. This is an area where current knowledge in best-practice approaches is important. Her approach is guided by therapies shown by research to be effective for couples with deeply entrenched issues or who are in significant distress, as well as for couples at the other end of the spectrum who are seeking to enhance their relationship and improve wellbeing.

    Chrisi provides clients with relevant insight, knowledge and skills that support them to change unhelpful relationship patterns, respond productively to relationship difficulties, and ultimately build healthier and more satisfying bonds. Chrisi values supporting clients to better manage conflict and distress. She has extensive experience helping couples to improve their relationship and respond to problems in ways that serve as vehicles for closeness, rather than driving them apart. Her approach to relationship counselling can also help partners to clarify ambivalence or uncertainty about their relationship, to heal relationship injuries and to better function together as a team.

    In addition to working with couples, Chrisi has a particular affinity for working with clients experiencing relationship breakdowns, requiring support with dating, encountering difficulty forming or maintaining relationships, and those experiencing recurrent relationship patterns. Chrisi is passionate about supporting clients to gain a deeper level of insight into these patterns, and a greater capacity to engage in alternate responses. Common relationship patterns she helps clients break include: repeatedly dating (physically or emotionally) unavailable partners, sabotaging relationships, experiencing intense jealousy or mistrust, fear of abandonment, dependency, avoiding closeness and intimacy, or avoiding relationships all together.

    Chrisi also regularly works with sexual problems, and issues that can contribute to relationship strain including depression, anxiety, infertility, grief and addiction. She provides a safe and inclusive space to explore relationship concerns and works with same-sex couples as well as heterosexual couples.

    Chrisi’s qualifications include a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. During her training, Chrisi received the Australian Psychological Society Prize and a University Medal. She is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Street Parking on surrounding streets for 1 hour. Paid parking available in Ashford Hospital U-Park or at the old LeCornu site carpark for $3-$8.

    The building is wheelchair accessible and there is lift access to Level 4.

    CLINIC PHOTOS
    BOOK NOW
    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552