Welcome to Life Resolutions - Child Psychologist Menai
Our child psychologists service Menai and specialise in providing counselling services to children and are on hand to help children resolve life's issues across a range of counselling areas. We offer day, evening and Saturday appointments so you can see our child psychologists at a time that's convenient for you. We are open 9:00am - 9:00pm on weekdays, and 9:00am - 6:00pm on Saturdays. All Life Resolutions® practices offer on the spot Medicare rebates, as well as private health insurance rebates and concession rates. Making an appointment is easy.
Counselling with Life Resolutions® - Child Psychologist Menai
All our counsellors are fully registered and qualified psychologists, supporting your child in a warm and caring environment to overcome difficulties and barriers specific to children that may be holding them back in life and causing suffering. Receiving counselling early on in the life of the problem can minimise the child and family's distress, prevent longer term damage and enable your child to develop to their full potential.
What can I expect from a first session?
Generally in the first child psychology session, your therapist will want to meet with the parents or other carers to discuss the nature of the concerns. This is particularly the case where the child involved is too young to articulate these themselves. The child's first session with the therapist may be with a carer present or alone depending on their level of comfort with this. The child therapy rooms contain a number of carefully selected toys and materials which provide opportunities for children to explore different ways to manage their difficult thoughts, feelings or behaviours. This 'play therapy' works for children much as counseling or psychotherapy does for adults. In the words of a well known therapist in this field 'toys are children's words and play is their language'. Ultimately, the aim of children's counselling is to get your child to a point in life where they are moving forward and feeling good about themselves and their relationships.
For children and adolescents, parents, families and other carers
Psychologists at Life Resolutions Menai are highly experienced in working with children and young people. Our consulting rooms contain many additional resources to suit the needs of this group and we can work individually with each child, with parents or with all family members as required.
For children aged 2-12 years we harness the therapeutic power of play to assist with issues such as:
- Excessive anxiety, fear, sadness or worry
- Anger, aggression and acting out
- Bullying and other conflict
- Poor social skills and shyness
- Adjusting to family changes such as separation and divorce
- Attention problems, ADD & ADHD
- Developmental delay and learning difficulties
- Self concept and self esteem issues
- Grief and loss
We also assist older children and adolescents with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management and exam skills
- Anger management and aggression
- Poor self esteem
- Body image issues and eating disorders
- Friendships and peer group pressures
We support parents, families and other carers in a number of areas through a combination of tailored and group programs. These include:
- Developing positive parenting skills
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Building resilience
- Managing anxiety
If you are unsure about whether your child or young person is suitable for therapy or have questions about how therapy is undertaken, please feel free to call us on 9690 5888.
Each counselling session is private and confidential. The information gathered during your visits is for the purposes of assessment, diagnosis and treatment, which will help us provide you with the best possible support. As set out by the APS Code of Ethics, limitations to this confidentiality apply if there is an immediate or specified risk of harm to an identifiable person's safety, or if a client's file is subpoenaed by a court of law.
Get your MEDICARE rebate on the spot
As of September 2008, you will be able to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, EFTPOS or cheque at all Life Resolutions® locations.
In most cases, your money will be transferred into your cheque or savings account almost immediately, meaning there's no need for you to visit a Medicare office.
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Child Psychologist Menai
Mon to Fri - 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sat - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Life Resolutions, Child Psychologist Menai also also offer the following counselling services:
Grief & loss
Self - Esteem & Confidence
Work with Children & Adolescents