Children and Adolescents can benefit from seeing a Psychologist for the following reasons:

Early Childhood

• Concerns about a child’s cognitive, behavioural, or emotional development
• Assessment of a developmental delay
• Assessment of specific disabilities (e.g., Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders)
• Assistance with feeding, sleeping or behaviour problems
• Infant mental health problems (e.g., anxiety and disordered attachment)
• Managing a child’s difficult temperament
• Assistance with attachment issues, or with ‘goodness of fit’ between parent and child
• Parenting issues
• Sibling rivalry within the family
• Assessment of school readiness
• Assistance with treatment planning and early-intervention programs

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School Years

• Problems with the transition to school, or from one phase of education to another
• Separation anxiety or school avoidance
• Psychoeducational assessment
• Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of learning difficulties and disorders (e.g., Dyslexia)
• Poor peer-relationships
• Behaviour problems and disorders (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
• Specialist behaviour management planning
• Low self esteem
• Well-being issues
• Mental health problems (e.g., mood disorders)
• Assessment of giftedness
• Family relationship issues
• Physical or sexual abuse
• Assistance with treatment planning and specialist support
• Whole school consultancy or intervention (e.g., social-emotional learning programs and critical incident intervention)

Adolescence

• Conflict between the adolescent and parents
• Friendship issues
• Peer pressure
• Behaviour problems
• Sexuality issues
• Disability issues
• Identity issues and the transition to adulthood
• Mental health problems
• Drug and alcohol problems
• Career guidance
• Adjustment and transition issues
• School to work transition
• Whole school community issues

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We provide assessments for the following:

Cognitive Ability (Intellectual disability, giftedness, learning strengths and weaknesses)
School readiness
Developmental disorders (autism and developmental delay)
Learning disorders and difficulties (reading, writing, maths)
Behavioural disorders (such as ADHD, ODD and Conduct Disorder)
Anxiety disorders
Depression and mood disorders
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