Expert help for children’s emotional, social or learning issues

Since 2011 our child psychologists have helped over 1,735* children and teenagers with many common challenges…

Dear Parent,

Could your son or daughter benefit from some counselling for anxiety or worry?

Do they need help with other emotional or social challenges, such as depression, self-harm or anger?

Are you concerned about friendship issues, bullying, social media use or video game addiction?

Would you like them to get some help to improve study skills, motivation and organisation?

Are you thinking about a learning assessment to investigate learning difficulties or determine school readiness?

If you’d like expert help with any of these issues?

Read on to discover if our service might be a good fit for your needs…

Child Psychologists

Our psychologists have postgraduate training in Educational and Developmental Psychology and experience working in schools and in private practice.

We’ve helped hundreds of children and teenagers overcome many common challenges, improve learning outcomes and develop valuable life skills

And – if possible – we would love to help you, too!

What types of issues can we help with?

Here are the main ones:

• Anxiety or excessive worry
• Learning difficulties
• Study skills and motivation
• Anger or difficult behaviour
• Social skills
• Bullying
• Depression or grief
• Social media use
• Video game addiction
• Parenting strategies
• School readiness
• Choosing a school

Reception – looking out to Port Melbourne Beach

But our small team of child psychologists only have a limited number of appointments available each week – particularly the after school time slots…

And we take care to make sure each client we see is genuinely suited to our specific skills and experience…

So for this reason we are unable to help with any of the following issues:

• Severe mental health issues
• Global intellectual delay
• Autistic Spectrum Disorder*
• Legal reports

(*Except for high-functioning ASD / Asperger’s Syndrome.)

This allows us to devote our full attention and care to those clients who are most likely to benefit from our help.

So if you think our service might be a good fit?

We’d love to hear from you. 🤗

The first step is to book an initial parent consultation with a psychologist to discuss your needs in detail and get the right advice for your child.

A 50 minute initial parent consultation is an opportunity for parents to:

✅ Discuss the issues in detail
✅ Ask questions and get expert advice
✅ Make sure it is a good fit

Click below and follow the prompts to book now:

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Or read on to…

Learn more about our child psychology services

Counselling for Anxiety or Worry

happy boy sitting on palmDoes your child suffer from excessive worry or anxiety? Is this interfering with their ability to learn, play and develop? Is anxiety stopping your child from reaching their full potential? We offer evidence-based counselling to help overcome anxiety.
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Child Counselling

Does your child need help with any personal challenges? Are they depressed? Do they have problems managing emotions such as anger? Counselling can help with depression, social problems, bullying, self-esteem, anger and difficult behaviour.
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Parent Counselling

Happy-mother-and-father-kissing-child-thumbWould you like help with parenting, navigating the school system or dealing with any challenging aspects of family life? We will provide you with support, counselling and action plans so you can help your kids learn to overcome challenges at school, at home and in life.
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Educational Coaching

Is your child reaching their full potential at school? Are they disorganised? Low in motivation? Need help with study skills or stress management? Educational coaching teaches vital skills for success including goal setting, planning, time management, exam and study skills.
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Learning Difficulty Assessment

Does your child struggle with reading, spelling or writing? Or perhaps they have trouble with numbers, symbols and maths? If so, they may suffer from a learning disorder such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. Expert testing will reveal the information you need to help them achieve their best.
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Learning Profile Assessment

Is your child truly fulfilling their learning potential? Perhaps they are hitting ‘roadblocks’ in certain areas? Or just coasting along? Would you like to find out the reasons why they learn the way they do and how to improve their learning effectiveness?
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School Readiness Assessment

Laughing-Mother-And-Baby-outdoors-thumbStarting school is a big step… In Victoria, your child must turn five by the 30th of April in the year they start school. School readiness assessment helps you make an informed decision about starting school and may support an early entry application.
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Giftedness Assessment

Is your child bored in class but easily able to complete the work? Do they enjoy taking on more challenging work than their classmates? Are they frustrated with the ‘slow’ pace of teaching at school? If so, they might be showing signs of intellectual giftedness.
Learn more

How can we help you?

Book your initial parent consultation and get the right advice for your child's needs

Book now »

Why have 1735* parents chosen us?

(*As of 4th May, 2018.)

  • Private and confidential: We are a private service so you will receive 100% independent and confidential advice.
  • Child and adolescent experts: We only work with school age children, teenagers and parents.
  • Education and school experts: We will help you navigate the school system to get the best possible results for your child.
  • Qualified and experienced: We only employ psychologists with a master degree or higher and experience working in schools.
  • Fast appointments: We don't keep a waiting list and see most new clients within 7 days.
  • Convenient location: We are in Port Melbourne with easy access from many parts of Melbourne and unrestricted street parking.
  • Trusted methods: We use approaches that are strongly supported by research evidence or clinical experience.
  • Lovely beachside office: You will love our quiet, modern and attractive office, with its beach and ocean-themed rooms.