With all the conflicting information available for parents and caregivers, it is not unusual for parents to feel very 'confused' and unsure of how to best understand, manage and support their child.
We meet your specific needs
Our psychologists offer guidance and support based on the latest research and evidence about raising children to be resilient, emotionally intelligent, securely attached and happy individuals. This can be individually tailored to meet your family’s needs, or you can join one of our parenting groups where you can meet other parents in similar situations and learn about different ways of parenting specific to particular childhood problems, such as ADHD (see information for POKA Lunch Club).
We can help you
- Working to understand the nature of your concerns and your child’s behaviour across contexts
- Providing a professional opinion as to what your child would benefit from (e.g. assessments, intervention)
- Providing guidance regarding future direction (e.g. school readiness/ suitability)
- Providing guidance regarding specific external therapies or support services your child may benefit from
- Communicating helpful strategies for managing behaviours and getting the best out of your child
- Supporting you with managing your own emotions so that you can coach your children to develop healthy emotion management and positive relationships
What to expect
Making your first appointment
Once you’ve decided to try therapy, call our kind and caring admin team on (02) 9139 0126 to discuss what you are having difficulty with and book your first appointment.
Attending the initial consultation
In the initial consultation, your psychologist is looking to build a picture of how you’ve come to where you are today and what you are looking to get out of therapy. Your psychologist will do their best to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Creating a treatment plan together
Over the first three sessions, your psychologist will work collaboratively with you to establish goals for treatment. They are designed to be specific, realistic, and tailored to your needs.
As your therapy goes on, you will continue the process of building a trusting relationship with your psychologist. You will work with them to find alternative ways of thinking and behaving, build resilience and learn new skills that will help to see yourself and the world differently. o promote helpful actions in life.
Make a booking today
Not sure where to start or have a question?
There can be lots of questions that come up when you’re trying to make a decision about whether to see a psychologist. If you have a question that we haven’t answered in our FAQ, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.