Counselling

Individual counselling for children and teens.


For the past 9 years, we have provided best practice counselling for children aged 3 years+. Working with their strengths as well as their interests, children and teens enjoy and willingly participate in the therapeutic process. We utilise Cognitive behavioural techniques, family systems, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and an individualised blend of proven, practical approaches. We create a safe, caring, and supportive environment.

 

We can assist with…


ANXIETY
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • School Refusal/School Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
DEPRESSION/MOOD ISSUES
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
 YOUNG CHILDREN
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Obsessions
  • Developmental Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Socialisation
  • ADHD
  • ASD
FAMILY CONFLICT
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Family Communication
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Technology Use
LIFE CHALLENGES
  • Coping Skills
  • Bullying
  • Peer relationships
  • Transition to high school
  • School Readiness

 

 

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Initial Consultation


For the initial consultation, parents or caregivers attend without the child so that issues, behaviours and goals can be discussed. Larne will then establish a plan with concrete goals and objectives and provide you with an idea of the number of sessions required. Depending on the issues to be addressed it can vary from 3 -10 sessions.

Child Counselling


Child counselling involves meeting with your child alone for a portion of each session. The sessions are 50 minutes long. Typically Larne will meet briefly with the parent at the start of the session for a brief update and then in the final part of the session for a summary. It is important that parents are aware of the strategies children are learning so they can be reinforced at home. The counselling method most commonly used is cognitive-behavioural therapy to address specific issues. However, for younger children sessions may also include drawing and colouring, games, role play and fun activities. For older children, sessions may include technology utilising Youtube clips, programs and Apps.

Fees and Rebates


Fees vary according to the treating psychologist. Our fees follow the guidelines set by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Ready to book an Appointment?

Contact us on 07 3096 0450 or email info@positivefamilies.com.au or fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.