Services

Sunshine Coast Children’s Psychology Clinic offers Counselling and Therapy Services for Infants, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families:

Infants (0-3yrs)

Shelley offers intervention with infants and toddlers and their parents in relation to issues such as feeding, child development, infant mental health, sleeping and settling, toileting, behaviour, anxiety, attachment and bonding, adjustment to parenting, parenting support and parental wellbeing.

Children (4-12yrs) and Adolescents (13-18yrs)

Shelley offers intervention with children and adolescents and their families in relation to issues such as anxiety, worries and stress, depression, social and relationship issues, behaviour, suicidal ideation, self harming behaviour, substance misuse, schooling issues, anger and aggression, sleeping, child abuse and trauma, adjustment issues (managing and coping with major changes or events), grief and loss, eating disorders, health related pressures (chronic illness, allergies, childhood cancer), family relationship issues, developmental transitions (starting school, starting and managing high school, navigating adolescence).

Young Adults (19-25yrs)

Shelley offers intervention with young adults and their families in relation to issues such as anxiety, worries and stress, depression, social and relationship issues, behaviour, suicidal ideation, self harming behaviours, schooling issues, anger and aggression, substance misuse, sleeping, abuse and trauma, adjustment issues (managing and coping with major changes or events), grief and loss, eating disorders, health related pressures (chronic illness, allergies, childhood cancer), relationship issues, sexuality and sexual relationships, becoming independent, and managing adulthood, pregnancy and parenting as a young adult.

Parents and Families

Shelley offers intervention and support for parents and families in relation to issues such as parenting concerns and difficulties, parent-child relationships, managing developmental stages in family functioning and in children, sibling issues, family separation and re-partnering, grief and loss, foster parenting and adoption. 

In addition to the above supports for parents and family, we also offer:

Individual Counselling for Parents/Adults. We offer individual counselling for parents and adults, in addition to our focus on infants, children and adolescents and young adults. This individual counselling service helps to support adults in families to manage issues that may be present in their families, or at times to help them with their own concerns. At times it is important to allow parents and adults a space of their own to reflect and build their sense of themselves in a safe and separate space to family life. This may be because there are things from their own childhoods that they wish to explore now that they are parents themselves and that may also be helpful in managing their own life transitions and stages.  It is also important at times to work with the adults in a child’s life to help them to learn how to assist their child with presenting child based issues, and this can be best done sometimes by working with the adult in individual counselling.

Family Therapy. As people, our relationships form the basis of how we make sense of ourselves, and of the world. Families are a central part of a child’s growing up experience and therefor these relationships can be the ones that can be most impacted by problems, and can contribute to problems improving or deteriorating. Family Therapy can be helpful to manage and resolve issues for children, adolescents and families, and this can involve the whole family, or parts of the family. This type of therapy can help everyone in the family contribute to changes, and to help a family understand how they can all work together to improve their situation as well as providing a place to practice working together well.