Parenting

Raising happy and healthy children, confidence and high self-esteem, coping with change and resilience, acceptance of differences, coping with bullies, dealing with difficult parent behaviours, mixed family hassles.

Family Breakdown

Adjusting to separated parents, increasing resilience during the transition, managing change, loss and separation, re-building relationships, dealing with problems as they arise, and minimizing stress on the children.

Anxious Kids

During normal development kids are exposed to situations that challenge their ability to cope. Problems that include anxiety are common when confronted with school, home and social changes that inevitably occur. Anxiety may be due to separation, school commencement, performance concerns such as public speaking and examinations, fears of injury, trauma and acute stress reactions, heights, insects and bullies.

Sleeping

The importance of sleep hygiene, what is normal sleep, dreams and nightmares, depression and early waking, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness, simplifying the bedroom, dealing with fears at night time. A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Insomnia model is used in this practice.

Sad Children

Low mood such as sadness, mood swings, lack of pleasure and enjoyment, risky behaviours, anger reactions.

Behaviour Problems

Explosiveness, rudeness, swearing, aggression, violence, arguments, hyperactivity, poor prosocial behaviours, conduct problems, controlling and manipulative behaviours, vindictive and spiteful actions, poor social interactions, poor sleep and diet hygiene, attention problems, and poor adaptive skills.

Complex and protracted behavioural problems usually require the development of a Behaviour Support Plan (BSP). Developing a BSP and then treating complex and protracted problem behaviours usually exceeds the 10 sessions allowed under the Medicare system. BSP are integral to the treatment of complex behaviours when working with NDIS funded participants.

Peer Problems

Social communications and social skills, Autism Spectrum and Social Communication disorders, gender pressures, group pressures, consumerism demands, body image, tolerance and adaptability.

Support for Mental Diagnoses

Parenting support, collaborative problem-solving, Autistic Spectrum Disorder support, mood and anxiety, learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities, illness, loss and grief, trauma exposure, abuse, alcohol and drugs dependencies.

Eating and Toileting

Managing fussy eaters, encouraging good dietary behaviours, encouraging healthy toileting, achieving peace and quiet at meal times, bath and shower time hassles.