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?”

Typically around six sessions with a few weekly sessions to quickly get on top of things and a few fortnightly sessions to reinforce healthy habits. Following that a few less frequent follow-up sessions are often 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 book a complimentary initial phone consultation with one of our experienced child psychologists.

The purpose of this phone call is to discuss your concerns directly with the psychologist and get the right advice for your child’s specific needs.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision about our services before you book any appointments.

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Can we help you?

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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.