Who else would like their child to feel more in control, be less stressed and perform better…at school and in life?

Our child psychologists have helped 1,592* children, teenagers and parents with anxiety, learning difficulties, study skills, parenting strategies and more…

(*As of Sep 18th, 2017.)

girl-swing-beach-300x450Are you looking for a child and adolescent psychology service focused on helping kids and parents overcome challenges related to emotions, learning and school?

…with extensive experience dealing with schools, teachers and the Department of Education?

Do you think your son or daughter might benefit from some counselling for anxiety?

Or some help with other social or emotional issues?

Or educational coaching to help improve study skills, motivation and organisation?

…or perhaps a comprehensive learning assessment to check for any learning difficulties or to determine school readiness?

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Would you prefer a 100% private and independent service?

If so, our service might be a good fit for you…

Our caring and experienced child psychologists are trained in Educational & Developmental Psychology to a master degree level.

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We’ve helped hundreds of children, teenagers and parents overcome many common challenges, improve learning skills and develop vital life skills.

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

So what types of issues can we help with?

Here are the main ones:

  • Anxiety related to school, learning, performance, separation or social situations
  • Learning challenges and specific learning disorders
  • Study skills, motivation, exam skills, organisation and time management
  • Parenting strategies
  • Angry or difficult behaviour
  • Social skills
  • School readiness and choosing a school
  • Depression or grief
Our staff

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:

  • Serious clinical mental health issues
  • Global intellectual delay or impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder – except for high-functioning ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Legal proceedings requiring a psychological assessment or report

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

So if you think our service might be the right choice for you?

The first step is to book a free initial phone consultation with a psychologist to make sure our service is suited to your needs and get the right advice.

We’ll then contact you to arrange a time for your phone call with the appropriate psychologist.

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Learn more about our child psychology services…

Child Anxiety Treatment

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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Coaching for Parents

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.
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Can we help you?

Request a complimentary initial phone consultation with a psychologist and get the right advice for your child's needs

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Why have 1,592* parents chosen us?

(*As of Sep 18th, 2017.)

  • 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.