Psychology for Children
About my sessions with children
* Please note that children's counselling is currently unavailable as I'm conducting all of my sessions online via Telehealth.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know who your child is as a person, their likes and their dislikes, what they find funny and entertaining, their strengths and their talents. I believe the therapy room should be a safe, inviting and above all else a fun place to be, where children can heal and grow through telling stories, playing games and learning.
Children often don’t have the skills or words to describe exactly how they’re feeling or what they need. My role is to tune in to, and develop an understanding of, what they are experiencing and then create a unique plan aimed at making them feel happier, more empowered and confident.
I enjoy teaming up with you as their mum, dad, grandparent or caregiver so that we can both better understand how your child is feeling and why. I’ll regularly share helpful tips about how you can best support your child at home and give you my email address so that you can ask any questions between sessions and we can troubleshoot issues together.
With your permission and blessing I can also have regular contact with your child’s school or childcare provider to ensure that your child is feeling well supported in all their environments and isn’t receiving mixed messages about how to cope.
Every child is different, if you’re still unsure if I’m the right fit for your child please don’t hesitate to send me an email or give me a call and we can talk it over. If I’m not the best match I might know someone who is.
Shyness or lack of confidence
Social skill development
Our Entire Family Has Benefited
We really appreciate everything Hailey has done for our daughter in supporting her development and preparation for the transition to school. She's come a long way from the anxious child that had daily tears and refused to participate in group activities to a confident, more resilient young girl. Our entire family has benefited from the sessions as we continue to put the techniques we learned about managing children's emotions and behaviour into practice.
Marnie* mother of Lauren* aged 5
Caring and Very Approachable
We started seeing Hailey after our son (then 9) had a panic attack over Christmas one year and became increasingly worried about separating from us. Hailey quickly developed a rapport with him and over a period of 6 months helped him, through play and other creative activities, to develop the strategies to calm himself. He happily went into appointments alone with Hailey and, gradually, he became more confident that he had the skills to manage his fears.
6 months after the final appointment, he continued to cope well. Under Hailey’s guidance, he had slowly learned to deal with his anxieties, managing to attend two school Camps and walking to and from school by himself.
Hailey was caring and very approachable and we greatly appreciated all she did for our son.
Anita* mother of Thomas* aged 10