Confident Kids + Teens
Child Psychology

Confident Kids and Teens is a child psychology clinic based in Brisbane. Our Child Psychologists offer practical, evidence based counselling and psychological services for children and teens. We are also the exclusive provider of the Confident Kids program, an evidence-based resiliency group program. The aim of the program is to boost confidence, resilience, self-esteem and friendship skills so children can thrive.

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Hi I’m Larne, Principal Psychologist, Director and creator of the Confident Kids resilience program. Our team provide individual counselling and our exclusive Confident Kids program in Ashgrove, Brisbane.

Anxiety among children and adolescents is on the rise in Australia and it’s slowly draining the joy from young lives. Peer pressure, not doing well at school, being excluded or bullied, anxiety, family conflicts or friendship issues can shake a child’s confidence. More than any other generation, kids need additional coping strategies and tools to help them achieve their personal best.

Some of the ways we can help.

Anxiety related to school, learning, performance, separation or social situations.

Dealing with bullying or peer pressure

Transition to High School

Starting School

Coping with Stress

School or study problems

How to make friends and be a good friend

Building self esteem & self confidence in kids

Angry outbursts, irritability, frustration

Problem solving and conflict resolution

Living in a blended family

Overcoming perfectionism and fear of making mistakes


Time and time again kids tell us how much they enjoyed the program. Find out why.


Confident Kids incorporates the latest research in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)


We are registered Psychologists with a wealth of experience teaching and coaching children and adolescents.


Don’t just take our word for it. Read some of the comments from parents and children.

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Kids and Teens have completed the Confident Kids program.

Evidence-based positive psychology to build resilience in children and teens.

Children and teens from schools across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast have completed the Confident Kids program and attended individual counselling including :–

  • Ithaca Creek State School
  • Ashgrove State School
  • St Finbarr’s Primary School
  • Petrie Terrace State School
  • Marist College Ashgrove
  • Brookfield State School
  • West End State School
  • Living Faith State School
  • Somerville House
  • St Margaret’s
  • Padua College
  • Milton State School
  • Rainworth State School
  • The Gap State School
  • Wilston State School
  • Rochedale State School
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • Bulimba State School
  • Brisbane Boys Grammar
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
  • St Lawrence College
  • Nashville State School
  • St Peter Chanel
  • The Gap State High School
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