Every child that comes to us is unique and every one of them deserves to be understood and treated as an individual. Therefore, since no two children are the same, we tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of your child.
As psychologists we also take a holistic approach to our work – we want to understand the bigger picture of how your child behaves at home and at school or daycare.
At times we may need to work with your other family members. Sometimes we may also be required to work in conjunction with other professionals caring for your child or their school or daycare.
Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that every child that comes into our care reaches their full potential.
How the process works
The process that you can expect from us includes:
- Initial Consultation
The first step is to come along and meet us for a consultation where the psychologist will ask questions to gain a detailed understanding of the nature of the problem.
We highly recommend that both parents attend this meeting in order for us to obtain as complete a picture as possible
- Subsequent Consultations
After we have spoken with the parents our next step is to have between two and five follow up appointments with the child or adolescent (usually without the parents) in order to gain a thorough understanding of the problem from their perspective and to diagnose the problem.
During these sessions we use a variety of methods and we try to make them as fun and enjoyable as possible to put your child at ease.
Once we have made our assessment we meet the parents to talk through our diagnosis and ways to manage it. It is particularly important for both parents to fully understand all aspects of the presenting problem in order to help their child going forward.
Written reports are available should you wish to have one and in this meeting we also discuss further ways in which we may be able to assist you.
- Counselling/on-going support
We provide both one-on-one counselling and group workshops depending on what the diagnosis is.
As a practice we are now also qualified to use Neurofeedback, the latest cutting edge techniques that that allow us to ‘retrain’ the brain. Click here to find out more.
Please phone our reception for full costs of all professional services.