Weekdays, Monday & Wednesday evenings, Saturdays 9am to 2pm Emergency counselling may be available upon request
My name is Briony Barton and working with couples is the most enjoyable work I have ever been privileged to do.
I have worked in my own business from the warmth and privacy of a home office for 10 years, a 20 minute drive from Adelaide’s city centre at 636 Magill Road, Magill.
I believe that all things are possible because I have seen couples
who are living separately and devoid of hope for their relationship who reunite and work towards a life that is rewarding and satisfying for them as individuals and as a couple. I see couples where one party has betrayed the other and they feel as though their lives will never be the same who find that there are ways to feel contentment again. I have seen couples who feel that their lack of intimacy makes them feel more like roommates than partners who have that spark reunited after counselling. I have also seen couples whose relationship is ravaged by addiction who go onto thrive themselves and raise healthy children
I also believe it is important to deliver therapy using the latest scientific, evidence based theories to assist people to repair and restore their relationships. This is why I have studied and used the Gottman Method of Couple Therapy for 10 years. It includes a brilliant assessment tool: the completely confidential Relationship Checkup which produces a report that is available within 24 hours.
The Gottman Method of Couple Therapy utilises dozens of strategies to address the problems that are identified in that assessment.
I combine this theory with the lived experience of my own history of relationships, marriage and raising a family in a society that values the extraordinary, and is highly screen based and leaves most of us time poor!
I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and post graduate degree in social work and mental health. I have worked for in excess of 25 years as a therapist in various settings including agencies working with:
general wellness and health counselling
acute and general mental health
alcohol and other drug problems
In summary I offer:
30 years of experience using the world's best-practice therapies
An exceptionally high-level of confidentiality and expertise
A compassionate and collaborative service
AN intimate and personalised service
An affordable pricing structure
I will see couples of all sexual preferencesethnicitygender identityracereligionAs I am originally from country South Australia I have a special interest in helping people who live in rural and remote regions who may not have access to a local counsellor. Follow up visual consultations are available off premises using Skype or Google Plus communication services.