At each of our clinics, we have a team of Psychologists who specialise in working with children & adolescents, providing help for young people and their families. Our Psychologists are highly experienced and have specialist skills in working with the problems that present in this age group. They use age appropriate assessment tools/therapies and integrate creative techniques into their work, helping children feel connected with the issues and to feel at ease in the sessions. Our clinic rooms provide a comfortable and relaxed environment, often incorporating a child-friendly zone.
Difficulties We Can Help With
We can provide specialist assessments and therapies for a number of issues that present in childhood/adolescence, including:
|Adjustment to Life Events||Divorce/Separation of Parents||Phobias|
|Adoption related difficulties (please click here)||Dyslexia & Dyscalculia||Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|
|Anxiety||Eating Difficulties (Young Children)||Relationship Difficulties|
|Attachment Difficulties/ Developmental trauma||Eating Disorders||Self-Esteem Issues|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)||Emerging Personality Disorders||Self-Harm|
|Behavioural Difficulties||Grief or Loss||Sleeping Difficulties|
|Challenging Behaviour (e.g. with learning disabilities)||IQ testing||Stress|
|Cognitive Difficulties (e.g. memory, attention)||Interpersonal Difficulties||Suicidal Feelings|
|Complex Trauma (e.g. relating to abuse)||Learning Disabilities||Toileting Difficulties (Young Children)|
|Coping with Physical Health Problems||Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)|
*Please note, there is geographical variance in services offered.
How We Can Help
Psychology is the study of thinking, feeling and behaving. Our Psychologists aim to help problems in childhood/adolescence by first carrying out an assessment, examining the nature of the child's difficulties. They apply their scientific knowledge of the brain and human behaviour to the assessment information, and from this, establish a formulation and recommendations for how to help. The Psychologist will devise a plan of intervention which may include therapy, parenting help, or advice to professionals.
In-depth psychological assessments and pre-therapy assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Assessments of: mental health difficulties, emotional/behavioural difficulties, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, interpersonal difficulties, complex trauma (including adopted children), neuropsychological/cognitive difficulties and IQ testing.click for more
Psychological Therapy for children/adolescents and adults. Individual, couple, family and group therapy available. Approaches include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Schema Therapy and Creative Therapies.click for more
Consultation and Support to the family members of a child or adult with difficulties, or to other professionals working to support that individual. We can provide formulation services, psycho-education, therapeutic parenting, behavioural support and other systemic interventions.click for more