Bright Ideas specialises in children and adolescents’ emotional wellbeing and developmental needs.
Bright Ideas provides up to date, evidence based adolescent counselling, and behavioural therapy for children, along with parenting counselling.
Children and adolescents can experience various issues, such as problems at school, bullying, learning difficulties, anger, stress or trauma, eating problems, grief, anxiety and worry, depression, self harm, family separation and divorce, friendship issues, difficult behavior and social difficulties. Bright Ideas works together with the family of the child to help resolve these challenges by providing adolescent and child counselling, as well as parenting counselling and behavioural therapy or children.
Bright Ideas is skilled in providing the particular counselling required to reach out to young children and adolescents. Whether the counselling is about issues at home, at school or with friends, Bright Ideas can support the young person to gain skills and strategies. Using the latest techniques and research from around the world, Bright Ideas works with your child to make life better.
In particular, adolescent counselling is intended to help adolescents make sense of their feelings and behavior. Approaches such as family therapy also provide both parent and teenager with the chance of exploring their relationship and voicing their feelings in a supportive environment.
Counselling with a child abuse counsellor/ child psychologist can also help your child or adolescent make a recovery from this trauma.
Parents usually attend the initial session, which will generally be an interview or assessment session. This allows you and your Psychologist to develop an understanding of you and your child’s needs. Together you will make decisions about the type of intervention and support which best suits your child.
Intervention may look like one or more of these:
A referral is not necessary, however clients can obtain an $83 rebate per session from Medicare if they obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor. All you need to do is consult your Doctor and ask them to provide you with a Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates from many Health Insurers are also available.