New Group Therapy Program

Psychologist Michelle Carroll-Walden has developed a new 6 week Group Therapy Program  called “Moving Through Depression”. The program has been developed for young adults (17-35) dealing with depression. It will give participants tools to better manage their depression, and strengthen the skills they already possess to build their resilience. Group Therapy gives participants the opportunity to share your story with others and feel that you are not alone. Some of the techniques that will be covered include; Mindfulness, Managing Unhelpful Thoughts, Values Based Actions and Acceptance.

The cost of the course under a Medicare Referral will be $20 out of pocket per session. For information on how to get the specific Medicare referral please contact us. The course will run for 6 consecutive weeks on a Wednesday night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. It is planned to commence the program in late July/early August.

If you would like any further information please call us on 0411036297 or email us at

Places are limited so be quick!


Proactive Coaching has moved to new premises and are now situated at Shop 3 288 Dawson Parade Arana Hills.

Principal Psychologist Lindsay Trims started the business 6 years ago and has built his practice up to employing 4 other psychologists to service the community needs and support the medical centres and doctors in the area.

Lindsay has formed a team of mature-aged psychologists with real life experiences with each of them having at least 10 years counselling experience. We have 3 full size air conditioned, sound proof rooms and our psychologists work with their clients on clearly identifying their issues. Our psychologists support their clients with a range of strategies to assist the client in reducing their distress and to enhance and promote emotional wellbeing.

Proactive Coaching mainly works with people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, low self confidence, relationship problems and general life issues. Lindsay has two psychologists who specialises with children.

Lindsay said that most clients come and see us under the Medicare Better Access Scheme through a doctor’s referral which cuts down on out of pocket expenses. The practice is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday by appointment. If you need any further information contact Proactive Coaching on 0411036297 or email them on

Lindsay believes Proactive Coaching is here to assist clients in finding a level of acceptance that allows them to walk forward with their life. Let our team take some steps with you.

Proactive Coaching is happy to announce Juliet Whitlock has joined the practice. Lindsay Trims (Principal Psychologist) believes that Juliet’s level of expertise compliments the services already offered by Proactive Coaching. Lindsay believes to work in the practice the psychologist must be very practical in their approach and be able to build rapport with the client. Juliet meets this criteria and is available for individual or couples counselling. Lindsay and Michelle are also looking forward to working with Juliet on a number of training and small group projects. Please see a brief bio on Juliet. If you want any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0411036297.

Juliet has been a registered psychologist for over 20 years. In her career she has provided psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and families. She has worked extensively in the disability field, as well as mental health and sensory impairments. Julie employs a range of therapeutic interventions and particularly appreciates the family systems approach whether working with individuals or couples or families. Juliet is currently studying a Masters of Mental Health in Family Therapy.

The start of the event.

Having a break during the run


Last November the South Australian Branch of the Leukaemia Foundation had a charity event called “The Aussie Muscle Car Run”. This event was open to Australian Classic Cars from the era of 1967 – 1977. The event was for 7 days driving 2800km all around South Australia. Lindsay is a proud owner of a 1974 HJ GTS Monaro and thought it would be a good way to really test his car and raise some money for a great cause. With co-driver Stuart Andrews “Team Merv” travelled 7500km in 10 days to complete the journey. It was a great event and “Team Merv” raised $4700.00 for the Leukaemia Foundation. In total, just over $260 000.00 was raised and with time permitting Team Merv is thinking about doing the event again this year. Lindsay would like to thank our major sponsors; Drummond Golf at Ashmore, Kennards Hire and PHP Plumbing.

Proactive Coaching is happy to announce an upcoming workshop for people who struggle with anxiety. This workshop will explore how we as humans suffer from anxiety and how the way we think about things can exacerbate it. We will explore the areas of; low self-esteem, self-doubt, fear of failure and negative self-talk. The Workshop will look at strategies in controlling anxiety and give participants tools to manage it more effectively. The training will employ techniques from the fields of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology. All participants will receive a workbook and the workshop will be fully catered. The cost of the workshop is $150.00 and is on Saturday the 15th of October from 9.00am to 4.00pm. For further information please contact us.