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For example, skills to help them:

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  • break free of the “worry loop”
  • understand and regulate emotions
  • express how they feel
  • understand how others feel
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Research shows that children with these skills perform better, feel more in control and are less stressed.

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That’s why we developed a Resilience-Focused Counselling program.

This program is delivered on a one-to-one basis by experienced child psychologists and carefully tailored to the needs of each child.

In these sessions, we teach children practical skills to help them build resilience and become more confident and capable of handling their everyday challenges.

“The best feeling is when clients tell us how much our efforts have helped create a positive difference in their lives. Our main aim is to help kids become empowered to reach their full potential and learn how to thrive at school, at home and in life!”

Deborah Jepsen, Educational Psychologist

What issues can we help with?

Here are the main ones:

  • Emotional challenges such as anxiety and worry, angry or difficult behaviour and grief or depression
  • Social challenges such as friendship problems, bullying or difficult social interactions
  • Learning challenges such as study and exam skills, organisation and planning, motivation and goal setting

How is our service different from other counselling services?

We focus on evidence-based methods that have been shown to effectively build resilience.

We offer a private and independent service, away from the distractions of school.

Our psychologists have postgraduate training in educational psychology and experience working in schools.

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And we include parents in the process as much as possible to help get the best possible outcomes.

When is counselling helpful?

Counselling may be helpful whenever a situation or feeling is affecting a child enough that it interferes with their ability to:

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What does counselling involve?

At each counselling session, a child will spend some time individually with the psychologist, learning new skills and strategies, understanding emotions and strengths, reviewing progress and making adjustments.

At the end of the session parents are invited back for a brief summary of what was achieved and what skills need to be practised.

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Our staff are fully registered psychologists with postgraduate training and experience working in schools.

Is this a private service?

Yes, we offer a 100% private, independent and confidential service.

What about fees and rebates?

A comprehensive initial parent consultation is $250, less any applicable private health rebate. The psychologist will explain counselling fees and rebate options in more detail during the initial parent consultation.

How many sessions are required?

It depends on the issues but as a rough idea most children with mild-to-moderate challenges require around 6 sessions, following the initial parent consultation.

This usually includes a few weekly sessions to learn and apply new skills and strategies and then a few less frequent sessions to reinforce healthy habits.

Because we are focused on teaching practical skills (rather than non-specific “talk therapy”) we typically expect to see good progress within the first few sessions.

Where are we located?

Suite 1 / 11 Beach Street, Port Melbourne (one block along the beach towards Albert Park from the corner of Bay Street).

What is the next step?

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A 50 minute initial parent consultation is an opportunity for parents to:

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But please keep in mind our small team only has a few times to offer each week for these consultations.

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Why have 1735* parents chosen us?

(*As of 4th May, 2018.)

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