Child & Family Psychology Northern Beaches & North Shore | NALA
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Our Services

Our therapy services take a developmental approach. This means we understand your child’s behaviour and presenting concern within the context of their developmental stage, relationships and environment. For this reason, we meet with parents of children under 12 years old first to gain an understanding of presenting concerns and formulate an initial therapy plan. In most cases, it is considered essential to work with parents as well as your child to ensure a collaborative and meaningful approach to change.

Collaboration with schools and other professionals involved in your child’s care may also form an important part of the therapeutic process. Your psychologist will discuss with you at the first intake session what therapeutic approach is recommended and give you guidelines on the length and frequency of appointments to achieve best outcomes.

Psychological therapy and intervention services can be provided with children from the age of 18 months through to adulthood with a range of presenting concerns, including:

  • Sleep and eating issues
  • Anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Separation Anxiety and Social Anxiety)
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties (i.e. impulsivity, oppositional behaviour, aggression)
  • Social, play and/or communication difficulties
  • Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Emotional regulation difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Disordered eating and body image
  • Adjustment to stressful or traumatic events, life transitions and change
  • Parent Separation
  • Peer and school issues
  • Somatic symptoms

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

Rebates for therapeutic services may be accessible through the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Scheme and the Helping Children With Autism and Better Start Initiatives.

Hope can be your reality.

CALL(02) 9042 0222 FOR HELP