Southern Psychologists

Supporting all individuals across the life span to reach their full potential

Evidence-Informed Solutions for Positive Change

We are a South Australian private psychology practice that provides psychology to children, adolescents, adults and families.

Our services are individually tailored to meet your unique needs. We are committed to providing culturally appropriate services for all our clients.

Our Services

We support clients:

Registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

General Practitioner (GP) referred clients with a Mental Health Care Plan

Privately by self referral

Assessments

Discover our high-quality services provided by experienced psychologists. We utilize holistic and evidence-based approaches to support our clients, focusing on building strengths and developing practical solutions for positive change.

shallow focus photography of purple flower
shallow focus photography of purple flower

Holistic and Evidence Based Therapy

Our team aspires to provide high quality services that are tailored to your individual requirements. Our team of experienced psychologists utilise holistic and evidence based approaches to support our clients, focusing on building strengths and developing practical solutions to achieve positive change.

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closeup photo of multicolored stripe flag

Inclusive and Diverse Approach

We take pride in our inclusive and diverse approach to mental health, providing a safe and welcoming space for individuals, families, and young people.

About us

We are dedicated to delivering evidence-based, best practice mental health services. Our mission is to help individuals, families, and young people achieve positive change through a solution-focused approach.

Take the first step towards positive change today. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Fiona is the Director of Southern Psychologists. She was previously a school teacher, teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 10. She has worked therapeutically with a diverse range of presentations, cultures and ages across the lifespan utilising various therapeutic interventions.

Fiona is passionate about improving clients positive mindset to assist them to live a meaningful life and personal growth. She has experience in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, anger management, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma/post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, addiction, interpersonal conflict (including relationships), attachment difficulties, emotion regulation, social skills, challenging behaviours, toileting, health related concerns, self esteem and gender diversity.

Fiona is a registered psychologist with AHPRA and completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology. She takes a holistic approach and uses a wide variety of therapeutic modalities, individually tailored for each client including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Play Therapy.

The assessments she offers for both children and adults include: Psychoeducational (Cognitive and Educational assessing gifted, twice exceptional, intellectual disability, dyslexia, and dycalculia), Functional Capacity (For NDIS), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Fiona offers both Single and Dual Autism Assessments with a Speech Pathologist.

Fiona is empathetic and non-judgmental psychologist who is very passionate about psychology and empowering people to make positive changes in their lives.

We offer optional therapy animals to increase engagement and decrease anxiety.

Introducing Bailey the gentle giant. Bailey enjoys being close to people and also enjoys going for walks along the Esplanade with clients.

Introducing Baxter who is a pocket rocket! Baxter is still a puppy and learning how to interact with clients. He enjoys cuddles, pats and treats. He also enjoys going for walks along the Esplanade with clients.

Introducing Rockcruff, a Ragdoll who enjoys cuddles on your lap

Introducing Shenzi who can be a little shy until she knows you, then she will enjoy laying on your lap

Contact and Emergencies

You are welcome to contact us between session by phone or email. However, we do not provide an emergency or crisis service. For emergencies with Mental health please call 13 14 65. there is also support available 24/7 through Lifeline 13 11 14, Kids help line 1800 55 1800 or Crisis Care 13 16 11