Therapy and Counselling
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to conducting assessments, working with medical health professionals in collaboration to identify the child’s difficulties and determine whether the child is presenting with a particular developmental disorder.
Therapy is the process of exploring thoughts and feelings to identify emotional problems which may interfere with a child’s development. Emotional distress is children can be difficult to recognise and manifest in behavioural problems or anxiety.
It is beneficial to work collaboratively with a child’s teacher, teacher aides, Principals and parents to develop individualised strategies to maximise learning potential and participation in the school environment.
Melanie has been a registered Psychologist for 13 years, with a Masters in Developmental Educational Psychology. She has worked with children and adolescents in early intervention, educational and private settings. Melanie conducts assessments for developmental and learning difficulties, with a particular interest in Autism. In addition, Melanie provides counselling for a variety of emotional issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and self-confidence. Parental support and behaviour management is also offered on an individual basis or in a group setting. An early career as a developmental disability service officer, fostered an interest in developmental disorders and provided a unique and strong platform.
Yiota has worked with children, adolescents and parents for a variety of issues in community health, education, and private settings. She completes assessments for developmental difficulties, learning difficulties and autism assessments. Yiota provides counselling regarding social emotional development, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and confidence and can provide social skills training in the form of group work. As a supervising psychologist, Yiota also provides placements and training for University students studying psychology.