Services

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

Infants (0-3yrs)

We offer support to infants 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)

We offer support to 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)

We offer support for 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

We offer 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.

Other Clinical Psychology Services: 

In addition to Counselling and Therapy, Sunshine Coast Children's Psychology Clinic also offers other Clinical Psychology Services.

These include:

Psychometric Assessment: Shelley is experienced in psychometric assessment with children, adolescents and young adults in the areas of intellectual functioning, academic achievement, executive functioning and developmental concerns.

Group Programs and Workshops:There can be great benefits at times of working with concerns of children, adolescents and families in a group environment. This can be in addition to individual treatment, a follow on from individual treatment, or may be the only form of treatment indicated. Group programs are often targeting particular issues or client groups. Workshops can also be effective ways of building skills and understanding of issues or concerns and providing tools to employ in family life, at school and in relationships. Workshops are also often targeted for parents and carers, to help support their children, but may also be helpful for particular issues or concerns with adolescents or young adults too.

Supervision, Professional Consultation and Co-Service Provision: Shelley values and enjoys working clinically with other clinicians.Shelley is an accredited supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and also very much enjoys providing supervision for psychologists and other allied health professionals, professionals working with children and adolescents, and provisionally registered psychologists.She also welcomes visiting and part time clinicians into the clinic at times, when this can add to the service that can be provided to the families of the clinic. This may involve visiting clinicians for group programs, workshops and training, or clinicians providing treatment for the families of the clinic.