Child Psychologists Brisbane

Child + Adolescent Therapy

Individual counselling for children and teens

For 10 years, we have provided best practice counselling for children aged 7 years and up. Our focus is positive and strength-based so children build on their strengths and learn strategies and tools to overcome challenges. 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…

  • Generalised Anxiety
  • School Refusal/School Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation


  • Separation Anxiety
  • Obsessions
  • Developmental Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Socialisation
  • ADHD
  • ASD


  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Family Communication
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Technology Use
  • Coping Skills
  • Bullying
  • Peer relationships
  • Transition to high school
  • School Readiness
Teenagers self esteem

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 estimate 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.