Darleen Barton

About Darleen Barton

Relationship Counsellor Canberra
Counsellor | Therapist | Mediator | Coach

Darleen Barton has always remained attuned to the needs of others, listened to their concerns with a focus on solutions – renowned for being there when it matters most and finding innovative ways out of the quagmire. Darleen is an active, innovative, energetic, and accomplished activist with a history of achievement and results. If you want to talk over a universe of issues in life, Darleen is the woman to talk to. People are looking for coping strategies and Darleen can provide the keys to unlocking the shackles that hold one back.

Darleen is keen to remain at the forefront of credibility and integrity in her chosen industry. As a certified professional, Darleen demonstrates her commitment to her clients. They always have the assurance that she not only knows what she is talking about but she is dedicated to delivering solutions. Darleen works with many successful clients/patients to achieve happiness.

Darleen is a down-to-earth woman who knows success in life and is often supported by those who love her most. She also recognises the importance of self-growth in herself and others. Being a mother of three daughters, a happy wife of 37 years, a daughter, a grandmother of five and mother-in-law to three beautiful young men, she knows the importance of strong, loving, steady, and reliable relationships. These are the foundations that allow one the freedom to move forward with confidence.

Questions and answers

How many years counselling experience do you have?
25 years.

What are your three strengths

  1. Strong
  2. Meek
  3. Researcher

What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

Helping people live with more pleasure and less pain.

What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?
Feedback from a previous client:

“Well, it’s been a long year, 2017 was the worst year of our married life and 2018 has ended up being the best. I find it hard to comprehend how our family could be back together, all talking to one another when we were so dysfunctional. Our family owe you so much gratitude.”

Memberships, accreditation and private health cover affiliates

Darleen Barton is keen to remain at the forefront of credibility and integrity in her chosen industry. As a certified professional, Darleen demonstrates her commitment to her clients. They always have the assurance that she not only knows what she is talking about, but she is dedicated to delivering solutions. Darleen works with many successful clients to achieve happiness.




Darleen’s career over the last 40years has been in Multi-National Companies holding senior roles eg; Hygiene specialist , Medication Educator, Generic medication educator in Pharmacy, Pathology business set up as business strategy manager, Hospital BDM eventually going into private practice under the banner of Ochre Medical, The Barton Specialist centre and now DIPAC office in Barton The Realm.

Darleen has studied intensively during this time to bring the best knowledge to her patients and clients. She say’s she works with people “From the Bedroom to the Boardroom ” because one person’s life does not necessarily have problems contained to one area of their life and often one problem at home can cause issues at work and vice versa . Darleen believes her knowledge and experience across both Business and Person gives her a unique point of difference.

As part of her many and varied roles in her Healthcare career, Darleen Barton was also instrumental when taking a side step in her career and working alongside the bid management team successful in securing and managing the Commonwealth Government tender for Relocations. In this role, Darleen was responsible for the transparency of overseas postings for delegates and their families in the Federal Government. In this role, factors such as transport and relocation logistics, cross-cultural training, appropriate school’s integration, housing location and more had to be considered.

Throughout her many and varied experiences, Darleen’s acute awareness of what works and what doesn’t has meant that she has been able to help others in developing their own successful strategies and procedures. From her experience of different types of counsellors and coaches, she noticed a more flexible, attuned and direct approach was needed to fully service the needs of individuals. This is why Darleen began her own business in 2009 to offer mediation and counselling services.

Darleen’s revolutionary approach to mentoring and guiding Individuals in harnessing their own success and happiness has resulted in a very successful coaching / therapy / mediation business has brought many and diverse individuals through her doors, seeking new and better ways to cope with the ever-changing needs and demands of life, family, business and the ever-changing economy. Darleen spends more time on the “inquiry” – Help me understand who you are? And, what happened to you?

Darleen has been asked to speak nationally and internationally about the unique people, models and methods she utilises to ensure the greatest success and she is constantly in demand. She believes the key is a combination of therapy and working hand in hand with the individual. Darleen constantly reminds all that life does not discriminate.

Darleen is a teacher of strategy and resilience in life, because she knows you are worth it!


Types of counselling

Darleen specialises in the following types of counselling:

  • Relationship Counselling
  • Individual Counselling
  • Sex Therapy
  • Desire & Intimacy Counselling
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Porn Addiction
  • Online Counselling
  • Asperges Counselling
  • Narcissism Counselling
  • Pre-Marriage Program
  • Anger Management
  • LGBTQ+ Counselling
  • Anxiety Counselling
  • Grief Counselling

Specialised training

Darleen’s specialist training includes:

  • Advanced Dip Psychology / Counselling
  • Advance Dip Legal Mediation (preventative Law) AIFLAM
  • NLP- Neuro Linguistic Programming & C B T Practitioner
  • Dip Personal / Professional / Coaching
  • Family Coaching
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship/Family Mediation
  • Sex and Relationships, Model Dr Barry McCarthy
  • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
  • Couples Therapy Accredited Model Terry Real
  • Family Group Conferencing
  • Couples Counselling Accredited Hart Centre

The DIPAC and Associates clinic

Located in Canberra’s prestigious Parliamentary Triangle at The Realm, DIPAC and Associates is a modern and inviting clinic for all our clients. Whether you are attending appointments in person or online, our aim is to ensure that you have a sense of comfort each time we see you. We are located at Level 1-18 The Realm, National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600.

Special areas of interest

Childhood trauma in adults, IVF fertility, post and pre-natal depression, pregnancy, parenting (young children/teenagers), same sex couples, young couples, couples with young families, senior couples, extended families/in-laws, affairs, couples in business, grief and loss/trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, sexual trauma.

Darleen is also experienced in the areas of family violence, mediation and court orders. (make no mistake Darleen is passionate about family and keeping everyone emotionally and physically safe).

Treating everyone equally

DIPAC treats everyone equally, charging affordable prices with private billing available. Darleen Barton founded DIPAC and Associates with a vision, aiming to provide a service that is friendly and calm, yet firm and efficient when needed. DIPAC understands the need to put our patients and clients first and keeps this value at the heart of everything we do.

To find out more about Darleen’s impeccable record for conflict resolution and counselling, why not check out her testimonials online. Alternatively, browse our website for more information, or contact DIPAC today to find out more about the services we are able to offer, and begin your journey towards success and contentment.