Our child psychologists have helped 1,282* children, teenagers and parents with anxiety, learning difficulties, study skills, parenting strategies and more…
(*As of June 18th, 2016.)
Are you looking for a child and adolescent psychology service focused on helping kids and parents navigate the education system and overcome challenges related to school and learning?
…with extensive experience dealing with schools, teachers and the Department of Education?
Would you prefer a 100% private and independent service, with permanent staff psychologists and no contractors?
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.
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
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 (e.g. psychosis, drug addiction, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe phobias, etc.)
- Clinical cases relating to any type of abuse or neglect
- 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?
Please go ahead and request an initial 30 minute consultation.
We’ll call you during office hours for a quick chat to make sure our service is suited to your needs – and, if so, arrange a time for you to meet with the appropriate psychologist.
Or read on to…
Learn more about our child psychology services…
Does 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.
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.
Would 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.
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.
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.
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?
Starting 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.
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.