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Services for Clients

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."

Carl Rogers

Individual therapy

Individual Therapy

*Please note that I am no longer taking on therapy clients under age 14. I'll still be taking enquiries for younger assessment clients, but whether I can take on the assessment will depend on my availability at the time.

Different reasons that drive people to seek psychological therapy include:

  • Major life transitions (e.g., death of a loved one, moving out of home and parental separation/divorce)​

  • Life stressors (e.g., bullying, loss of important relationships, loss of job)

  • Anxiety and/or depression management

  • Skill building (e.g., social skills training, improving self-esteem, assertiveness, conflict resolution, organisation and planning)

  • Anger management

  • Addressing school refusal

Parental Support

Parenting can be stressful at the best of times. Certain stages of your child's development might feel more challenging than others, which can make you feel uncertain or burned out. I believe that all parents are experts when it comes to their children. I aspire to offer empathic, non-judgmental guidance and support during stressful times, using my understanding of research in child development. Areas I can support parents with include:

  • Addressing challenging behaviours in children

  • Understanding their child's diagnosis (ASD, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder, etc)

  • Mindful parenting

  • Supporting your child's big emotions

  • Setting boundaries with children

Supportive parenting
Autism and ADHD assessment

ASD & ADHD Diagnostic Assessments

An Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment helps us find out if a person meets the diagnostic criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5-TR). The assessment procedures vary between child and adult clients. I offer the ADOS-2 assessment, which is deemed to be part of the gold standard for child and adolescent ASD diagnostic evaluation. You can schedule an initial appointment with me to discuss your referral concerns and next steps to address them before committing to an assessment.

Adult Assessments

Our practice is also experienced in conducting ASD and/or ADHD assessments for adults. These are comprehensive assessments, involving:

  • In-depth background interviews (incl. early childhood and developmental history, educational history, social history, medical and/or mental health history, family history),

  • Clinical interviews (i.e., questions directly related to ASD and/or ADHD).

  • A series of self- and observer-rated questionnaires

  • Cognitive assessment.

All the information collated will then be scored, analysed and presented in a comprehensive report (20-30 page report, depending on complexity). For adult clients, there is an option to choose a summary report instead, if you wish.

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Psychoeducational Assessments

This assessment looks at a range of areas of cognitive ability (or IQ, in layman's terms), academic achievement, executive functioning skills and a number of social, emotional and behavioural factors to determine a student's strengths and difficulties in learning. This can be helpful for students with suspected giftedness, and a good place to start for students with learning difficulties.

Cognitive assessments (for 6 year-olds and above) used:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition: Australian and New Zealand Standardised Edition (WISC-V)

  • The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

Academic assessment used:

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Australian and New Zealand Standardised, Third Edition (WIAT-III A&NZ)

Specific Learning Disorder Diagnostic Assessments

Our practice offers cross battery assessments, which is shown by research to be the gold standard for Specific Learning Disorder (i.e., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia) enquiries. This is because they are are more comprehensive than a standard psychoeducational assessment (as below), and can include phonetic awareness and/or long-term memory storage and retrieval assessments. 

Psychoeducational Assessments

Crisis Management Resources

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If you're really struggling right now please call a helpline:
Lifeline: 13 1 1 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Headspace: 1800 650 890
Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467

​If it is an emergency, please call 000 immediately.

Everything is Awful and I am not OK


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