Teenager / Adolescent counselling

Bright Ideas is skilled in providing the particular counselling required to reach out to adolescents. Whether the counselling is about issues at home, at school or with friends, Bright Ideas Child Psychologist 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 behaviour. 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.

Parents usually attend the initial session, which will generally be an interview or assessment session. This allows you and your Child 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.

A referral is not necessary; however clients can obtain an $81.79 rebate per session from Medicare if they obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor. Rebates from many Health Insurers are also available.

Call 02 9957 5858 to book an appointment, or to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation to find out how Bright Ideas Psychology can help you and your child

The types of issues Bright Ideas can help children & adolescents with are:

  • Childhood or teenage depression
  • Anxiety (including social anxiety, separation anxiety, obsessive and compulsive behaviours, traumatic stress and phobias)
  • Self harm behaviours
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties (including divorce or other family problems)
  • Bullying at school
  • Parenting strategies
  • Child sexual abuse counselling
  • Child or teenage behaviour problems
  • Vocational counselling
  • Case conferencing/ case management with school and other therapists