Psychology for Kids & Teens
(or the parent reading this page)
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE CHOOSE EITHER
Face 2 face or eCounselling Sessions
We use a family-centered approach and involve Parents or Grandparents through supportive guidance and therapy to maximize the change you want to see in your child or teen.
We support kids and teens in a playful way building their capacities and skills to tackle common and not so common intellectual, behavioural and emotional challenges.
It is important to us that you and your children feel very comfortable, safe and supported in the process of counselling.
How will counselling benefit my kids?
Counselling for Children and Adolescents can assist young clients to talk through and better understand the problem(s) in a safe and friendly environment. We support young clients to develop and use healthy coping skills, learn strategies that promote resilience, identify and use their character strengths and find solutions that work for them. We also support parents grandparents and teachers with effective strategies that helps the child or adolescent in the desired change.
A DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE PROVISION OF INNOVATIVE PEOPLE SOLUTIONS.
Even children and teens have their own pre-conceived notion of what it means to see a Psychologist. From experience they might believe they have to lie down on a chaise and tell us everything they’re thinking, like they’ve seen in movies.
They can have a look at the photos at the bottom of this page and get a sense of what our clinic and counselling rooms look like. We encourage parents to talk about seeking assistance as a helpful way to cope with problems or stress, just as we would seek professional advice from a doctor if we were unwell. Similarly we let kids talk, draw play or complete activities with targeted strategies to help them to feel better.
Often parents are more nervous than the kids they bring into the clinic and you might want to sit in the first counselling session with your child. This is fine with us. Teenagers usually like a bit more space and therefore to work effectively we encourage participation in the first session to get an accurate idea of what is happening for your teen, but after that it’s likely we will see the teen on their own. This helps to develop rapport and trust between the Psychologist and the teen and also for the teen to develop a sense of personal responsibility for his/her life and therapeutic outcomes.
(The APS 2015 recommended fee is $278/45-60minute consultation. Nasihah’s fees are as below.)
Payments for psychological counselling appointments must be made by cash at the time of the appointment. We have EFTPOS facilities for your convenience. Payment by credit cards will attract a 2% surcharge.
BULK BILLING may apply for health care cardholders. This will be left to the discretion of your Psychologist at the time of the first appointment.
Making an Appointment
ARE THERE BI-LINGUAL COUNSELLORS AVAILABLE?
Within our culturally and linguistically diverse team we Turkish speaking counsellors who are experienced working with Children & Teens.
Other face2face services include Group Programs (hyper link to FREE WORKSHOP page)
iSHINE: A Self Acceptance Program for Girls
iSHINE: A Self acceptance therapy group for young Women to overcome Depression & Anxiety
iSHINE BetterParenting: A training Course helping parents to be confident in being a role model and setting Age-appropriate Boundaries with Kids.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for Schools: A program to promote personal growth after sadness A process for teachers, parents and students following a critical incident or a traumatic situation connected to a community.