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Psychological Therapy and Counselling


Therapy, which is also referred to as  counselling or psychotherapy, is the process of working to resolve difficult behaviours, feelings, personal or relationship issues.  Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviours and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.


Adult Therapies

There are a range of psychological therapies that could be adopted to suit your individual needs and concerns. The decision to choose a particular therapy would be made in collaboration, taking into consideration the issue/s, preferred counselling style, your area of needs and personal strengths. 

Therapies offered include;

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 

  • Supportive Counselling​


Child Counselling

Many young children can experience a number of issues in their lives that can have an impact on their mental health. 

You may notice your child begin to withdraw, act out at home and/or at school, fall behind academically or complain of having no friends!

When working with children a therapist needs to consider the child's development and capacity to process their world. Typically a play based approach to working with children therapeutically is adopted as play is the natural language for children. 

Some of the common childhood issues and disorders therapy can assist with include:

  • Childhood anxiety and depression

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Challenging behaviours

  • Low self esteem and confidence

  • Separation and attachment difficulties

  • Grief and Loss​


Adolescent Counselling and Therapy

Navigating through the teenage years can be a stressful and sometimes alienating period for an adolescent and their families. During this time teens can be exposed to range of stressors in their lives that can sometimes seem too overwhelming to manage on their own.

Some of the most common teenage issues that can arise during this period include;

  • Bullying

  • Underage drinking and illegal drug use

  • Depression and anxiety

  • HSC stress

  • Underage sex and teenage pregnancy

  • Self esteem and body image issues​

Psychological Assessments


mbmpsychology  offers a range of psychological assessment services for children and adolescents. There are many reasons an assessment is required which includes concerns regarding academic and/or learning development, to gain more information regarding social, emotional and behavioural development, adaptive behaviours and to inform behavioural treatment plans. 

 Types of assessments offered include;

  • Cognitive IQ assessments

  • Academic assessments 

  • Social functioning

  • Executive functioning

  • Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Cognitive assessments

An IQ or psychometric assessment assists measure intellectual ability and can provide useful information
regarding learning styles and potential.


Academic assessments

Provides a useful measures of how a child/adolescent is performing over a range of academic skill areas.  


Behavioural Assessments

Provide information to assist with understanding problematic behaviours and emotions of
children and adolescents which may include anxiety, social issues, aggression.

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