Child psychologist and counselling services

Camberwell, McKinnon, Melbourne CBD, Sandringham and Fairfield

Children and adolescents sometimes face a complex world of social networking, with pressures and consequences that are often beyond the understanding of themselves and their parents. Common difficulties experienced by children and adolescents requiring the help of a child psychologist include:

  • Attachment issues
  • Coping with the arrival of a new sibling
  • Sleep issues, including night terrors and bedwetting
  • Oppositional defiance disorder and anger issues
  • School transitions
  • Poor self-confidence and social difficulties
  • Bullying and online harassment
  • Coping with the separation or divorce of parents
  • Body image issues and eating disorders requiring counselling
  • Self-harming
  • Dependency
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Academic pressure

Child counselling

Reflection Psychology has experienced therapists who can help children reach their full potential through counselling. We believe in the importance of early intervention as an essential tool in assisting the prevention of additional future issues.

Our child psychologists specialise in connecting with your child and assisting them in overcoming their struggle whilst educating them how to better understand themselves and the world around them. Research shows that early intervention with children and teenagers often leads to greater success in adulthood and can assist in the prevention of anxiety, depression, and anger as well as resilience to stress.

Our approach to child counselling therapy is based on successful, well established methods that greatly benefit the individual and our clinicians ensure that where in the best interest of your child, parents will be included or informed throughout the process. We can also assist parents with tools to assist with their child’s issues and to improve their relationship with their child when needed.

Child and adolescent psychological assessments are available as part of our service provision when required at our psychology clinics Camberwell, Melbourne CBDMcKinnon, Sandringham and Fairfield.

Teenage counselling

There are significant hormonal, mental and physical development or changes that occur in people between the ages of around 10 to 20. These factors together with the peer pressure and academic expectations young adults face all have the capacity to affect their self-confidence and overall well-being. Many issues can be worked through by the individual with the support of family and friends however sometimes professional expertise and assistance is required through teenage counselling.

Reflection Psychology has highly trained general and clinical psychologists who provide counselling for teenagers to develop healthy resilience strategies and better deal with these pressures. We recommend that parents or guardians encourage adolescents to attend the youth counselling sessions on their own to allow more open discussion of presenting issues. Subsequent sessions may be conducted with parents or other family members where appropriate.

To enquire or book in a time for your child/adolescent to meet with one of the psychologists at Reflection Psychology, call (03) 9809 4888 or contact us online today. You can also speak to us about working with a psychologist for depression treatment or perhaps you need the help of an eating disorder psychologist. Our therapists can help with these problems and many more conditions.