About Us

About Confident Kids and Teens


The Confident Kids and Teens program was developed in 2008 by Brisbane Psychologist Larne Wellington in response from parents seeking practical tools to boost their child’s confidence and resilience.

Larne recognised the need to provide a positive strength-based program where each child could achieve their personal best by learning emotional and social skills in a fun, interactive format.

Larne is a registered Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) with comprehensive experience working with children and families. She has many years of management experience in organisational settings, has delivered training to both large and small groups and facilitated parenting workshops. Larne has been practicing mindfulness meditation herself for over 10 years. She is passionate about encouraging kids and teens to believe in themselves and to recognise the strengths they already have.

About Larne – Creator of Confident Kids


 

Larne is an experienced Psychologist who brings a refreshing and positive approach to her work with children, adults and families. She specialises in the areas of anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, childhood trauma, social cognitive difficulties, grief and loss, post-natal depression, relationships, blended family, parenting issues and mental health.

Larne is the Principal Psychologist and founder of Positive Families. She provides a range of services for children, adults and couples.
Larne has contributed to various publications including Body + Soul Magazine, Girlfriend Magazine and Good Health. She has been a guest on the Talking Life program on 96.5 FM and has been featured in a two-part documentary series on SBS called Once Bitten: Love the second time around.

Psychologist Larne Wellington appeared on The Circle Channel 10 to discuss anxiety in children.

About Chloe


 

Chloe is studying psychology at the University of Queensland, and will commence her Honours year in 2021. She has 4 years experience working with school age children in after school care, and has developed her skills in behaviour management, helping children regulate their emotions and build positive relationships. Chloe has been facilitating and assisting in the Confident Kids groups since 2018. She plans to work in the area of Child Psychology once she has completed her studies.