Psychology for Parents
We hold the assumption, that under the majority of circumstances, parents have the best interest of their child at heart and try to do the best they can in parenting their children.
When “expecting” your first child, parents are highly motivated, reading ‘pregnancy books’ and ‘what to expect during labour and in the first year’. The hard labour really starts when the infant is born. Most parents are “winging it”, relying on the blueprint of parenting that our own parents have left on us.
Play with them (0-7); Guide them (7-14); Be their friend (14+) – this is a lovely parenting model.
Parenting is an emotional rollercoaster, filled with joyous moments and of course moments of great challenge. We have to cope with different genders and different ages and stages and parent accordingly. We are so fortunate to parent in a time when information and research on Betterparenting™ is widely available.
Parenting is the hardest but most important job in the world. If you are a parent you deserve to get as much support as you like in creating a fulfilling relationship with your children.
Making the decision to seek the expertise of a Psychologist, we know is a gutsy but proactive step for many parents. Parents who do choose to improve their parenting are essentially good parents who want to be better parents who have access to specific information that will help them to parent more effectively conserving energy and raising happy, resilient and well mannered kids.
You HOPE change is possible. You’re at our website, that’s a great start. We want you to start to believe that CHANGE is possible.
You want to feel in control of your parenting so that you are able to make better decisions for your children’s emotional health and your child’s success.
It is important to us that you feel comfortable, safe and supported using the process of counselling to look at your parenting.
COMMON CHALLENGES FACED BY PARENTS.
Email us and quote your “problem” either from the list below or other and we will send you a free brief report giving you real strategies to start changing the way you deal with the problem bringing you so much closer to resolving it.
Post Natal Counseling: Coping with babies, toddlers and teens.
How will counselling benefit me?
Like most of us, we choose self-reliance and other forms of coping (healthy and harmful) until the problem gets worse, or we find ourselves in a bit of a crisis. For most people seeing a Psychologist is not the first strategy they choose in solving a problem, but we believe that you will come to view it as a rewarding and valuable investment of your time and energy & if you don’t we will give you a box of Australian-made NUTFREE chocolate as a token of appreciation for trying our service.
With the use of evidence-based positive psychological techniques and strategies, our experienced psychologists use a down-to-earth approach that will assist you or your child/adolescent to increase knowledge of self (mindset & character strengths) and healthy coping which are valuable psychological tools, essential for improving emotional intelligence, resilience and healthy living that maximise opportunities for resolving the problems that prompted you to consult with us.
Our approach to working with clients involves acknowledging and utilising your life experience, your intellectual and emotional assets and character strengths at a time when you might feel under-resourced and not able to cope.
Our approach acknowledges that despite how you feel (out of control, sad, depressed, anxious, angry, lonely, overwhelmed, guilty, tired, etc..), we will teach you that you already possess many strategies that have stopped the problem from getting worse. We will tweak your strategies or give them a major overhaul, depending on what’s needed to help you achieve what you want to see more of in your parenting.
The counselling process provides for most parents insight about their situation and personal growth is an inevitable by-product. By sharing your parenting story, we can assist you to analyse, reframe and challenge existing habits and beliefs that hold you back from BetterParenting™.
(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 and we have EFTPOS facilities for your convenience. Payment by credit cards will attract a 2% surcharge.
BULK BILLING may apply for health care card holders. 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, we have Arabic & Turkish speaking counsellors.
Other face2face services include Group Programs (hyper link to FREE WORKSHOP page)
BetterParenting: A training Course helping parents to be confident in being a role model and setting Age-appropriate Boundaries with Kids
iSHINE: A Self Esteem Program for Girls
Women's Wellbeing Program: A Self acceptance therapy group for Women to overcome Depression & Anxiety