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NALA

Where courageous change happens.

Our Services

With a dedicated league of psychologists we offer the below services for children, youths, adults and families. Psychological therapy and intervention services can be provided with children from the age of 18 months through to adulthood for a range of presenting concerns.

 

The following evidence-based therapeutic processes may be utilised as they best fit your needs:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindful Parenting
  • Family Systems Therapy

Children

Our psychologists use an educational and developmental approach where we work with the family, GPs, and specialists to ensure that as a team, we find the best path forward to support your child’s needs. We use a trauma informed lens in all our work and delight in highlighting and uncovering your child’s strengths.

 

Initially, we meet with parents of children 10 years and under to gain an understanding of presenting concerns and formulate a therapy plan and goals. In most cases, it is considered essential to work in therapy with both parents and the child to ensure a collaborative and meaningful approach to change.

Meanwhile in collaboration with schools and observation of your child at school may also form an important part of the therapeutic process. Your psychologist will discuss any recommendations with you at the first session and give you guidelines on the length and frequency of appointments to achieve the most effective and efficient outcomes.

We See Children For…

ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a pattern of inattention or hyperactive-impulsive behaviour, or both, that interferes with how a child functions or develops.

Anxiety

Anxiety can be generalised or it can be specific to social situations, performance, separation from a parent, mutism or school refusal.

OCD

There different types of OCD. Some include checking, contamination, ruminating, intrusive thoughts, symmetry/ordering and hoarding.

 Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder is associated with social communication problems, black and white thinking, sensory challenges and behavioural difficulties.

Anger Management

Some children can exhibit anti-social behaviour and aggressive behaviour such as kicking, hitting, swearing, screaming or self-harm.

Emotional Regulation

Some children can be easily overwhelmed so they need to be taught skills so they feel confident to manage big emotions.

Sleeping Problems

The source of a lot of behavioural and emotional difficulties with children can be traced to sleeping problems which need to be addressed.

Self-esteem

Negative self-talk can be crippling, especially in social situations for children.  They may compare themselves to their peers and put themselves down.

Youths

We have formed a team of psychologists who not only have immense experience navigating youth through this tricky stage of life, but also love working with youth.

 

We see youths who:

 

are facing emotional or behavioural challenges at home, school, extra-curricular commitments and/or with peers, challenges including anxiety, depression, school-refusal, self-harm, suicidal ideation, attention difficulties, disordered eating, addiction, risk-taking, chronic health problems and a variety of other mental health presentations.

 

Our therapy services take an educational and developmental approach. This means we understand your adolescent’s behaviour and presenting concern within the context of their developmental stage, relationships and environment. Most importantly, we offer assessment, diagnostic and treatment services for your adolescent that will capitalise on his/her strengths and interests.

Couples & Adults

Our League is committed to providing high quality psychological treatments for a variety of mental health concerns for adults.

 

We support adults with the following difficulties:

 

mood disorders, anxiety, relationship challenges, adult ADHD, grief, pain management, parenting support, trauma, chronic health problems, functional neurological disorder, early onset dementia and a variety of other mental health presentations.

 

In addition, we also offer couples counselling.

 

Above all, we understand how disruptive and emotionally difficult this time is for you. We use a strengths-based trauma-informed approach that looks beyond symptoms to understand why we feel or act the way we do.  Helping you understand, resolve and move forward is where our professional expertise lies.

Families

In addition to individual consultations, one of our expert psychologists can work with you and your family as a team, providing tools and strategies to help you find tailored solutions for your relationship needs.

 

This form of counselling will enable all family members to better understand and value each other in working together to restore trust, self-esteem and strengthen connections.

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