Child & Adolescent Counselling

“Does your child or teenager need help with any emotional, behavioural or social challenges?”

bigstock-kids-hanging-from-branch-of-tr-26344226Counselling helps your child to understand, manage and overcome many different personal challenges, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Friendship problems
  • Asperger’s related issues

Counselling will empower your child to work towards achieving valuable personal and educational goals.

“When is child counselling useful?”

Whenever a situation bothers your child enough that it interferes with their ability to:

  • Concentrate in class or at work
  • Do their schoolwork
  • Communicate with parents
  • Sleep
  • Interact with friends
  • Or enjoy life.

“Is counselling confidential?”

All counselling is confidential. Information is only revealed to others with client consent, except where there is a serious risk to the client or to others.

You are invited back into each session for the final 5-10 minutes for a review of the progress made and to discuss any new goals or homework.

“How many sessions are required?”

We recommend an initial program of six (6) weekly sessions. Some less frequent follow-up sessions can be helpful to review progress, reinforce new skills and set new goals. Parents often see some quick improvements within the first few sessions however research has shown that it typically takes 2-3 months of practice to effectively form new habits.

“What’s the first step?”

The first step is to meet with one of our experienced child psychologists to discuss your child’s needs.

We will recommend the right approach for your child, explain the counselling process and take a detailed background history.

So you get to meet your child’s psychologist and ensure you are comfortable with the entire process before you go ahead.

The initial session is usually for parents only (and sometimes also for older teenagers). This is so we can discuss all the issues openly.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision about our services.

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Why have 1,592* parents chosen us?

(*As of Sep 18th, 2017.)

  • Private and confidential: We are a 100% private service so you will receive 100% independent and confidential advice.
  • Child and adolescent specialists: 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.
  • No contractors: We only employ permanent staff psychologists with a master degree or higher and extensive experience.
  • 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.