Talking Therapy

Our psychologists work with children and adolescents who may be struggling with social, emotional or behavioural concerns. Children and adolescents experience stressors, just as adults do, however they often don't know how to handle their stress or emotions. A psychologist works with the child to implement coping strategies to deal with things such as school transitions, family matters, adjustment and more. 


Examples of what our psychologists can help with are:

  • Bullying or social problems

  • Self-esteem

  • Conflict between adolescents and parents

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Phobias

  • Adjustment disorder

  • School support

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Trauma

Penny Atherton
Penny Atherton


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Dr Anne-Marie Coughlin
Dr Anne-Marie Coughlin

Clinical Psychologist

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Educational Psychology

Educational psychology is a branch of psychology aimed at helping children overcome challenges they may be experiencing with their education. This could include learning and attention difficulties, performance issues, school avoidance, transition to high school, career guidance and much more.

To learn about educational assessments, please see our assessments page. 



Our policy for managing NDIS accounts, is for the account to be paid in full on the day, and then the receipt issued can then be uploaded to the NDIS portal if you are self-funded, or can be sent to your fund manager for your reimbursement.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that a minimum of 24hrs is required to cancel an appointment.  As we have extensive waiting lists, this enables us to offer a much needed appointment to another family.  If notice is not received, a cancellation fee will be charged.  Our full cancellation policy can be found here.

Please note that only the child listed under a mental health care plan (MHCP), can use that plan for billing under Medicare.  For parents wishing to have parent only appointments, without the child present, a MHCP will need to be provided in the parent’s name.  This is a Medicare requirement.

Appointments that are not confirmed 24 hours prior to commencement, will be cancelled. Due to our extensive wait lists, our clinic needs to offer these appointments to other families in urgent need. Thank you for your understanding.