I specialise in parenting psychology and treating anxiety in parents and children. Anxiety includes Separation anxiety; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (in new mums too); Physical injury fears; Phobias; Generalised Anxiety; Panic & agoraphobia; and Oppositional behaviour. I am particularly interested in Selective Mutism; Tic Disorders; Tourette Syndrome; Stereotypies; Trichotillomania; & Epilepsy. My work with perinatal clients is particularly rewarding as parent and infant benefit both in the
Assessment and therapy for Anxiety and OCD with a focus on children and parents who are Autistic and/or have ADHD.
I assess children's psychological, social and educational strengths and needs from a Systems perspective, working with the child's family and school where appropriate.
Therapy usually includes parent sessions.
ACT, CBT, Developmental, Imago Relationship, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Solution Oriented
Assessment uses standardised psychometric tests and diagnostic interviews. Follow-up therapy or intervention draws on a variety of approaches as I choose the modality to fit the unique needs of each client. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Expressive Therapies, "Talk Therapy" and Parent Education.
I use sandplay, painting, drawing, role-plays, worksheets, games, stories (fairy tales, movies), and picture books.
I am a school teacher and Psychologist with 31years experience working with children, adolescents and parents. I initially trained as an Instructor for Parent Effectiveness Training Inc. and Teacher Effectiveness Training Inc. and went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education and a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. My work has included teaching and counselling in schools, assessing children under five and counselling their parents for DHS, as well as a perinatal counsellor for Mercy Hosptial and Tweddle. I have worked in an Autism assessment clinic and in private practice for 16 years.
Please call 0438559601 to arrange a suitable time or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I offer after-school and after-work hours twice a week.
2 hour parking on street at front and across the road at Glen Eira Town Hall.
$210.00 for the initial consultation
$200.00 per session thereafter (50 minutes).
$150.00 per session for concession cardholders. ($160 for initial consult)
Medicare rebate with GP or Paediatrician referral ($87.45 per session).
Cash, direct deposit, or EFTPOS