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Counselling - Adolescents and Young Adults

(12ish to 25ish years old)

Dr Matt O'Connor

Dr Matt O'Connor

Clinical Psychologist

Deborah (Debbie) Green

Debbie Green

Psychologist

Michelle Pullen

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Emily Coote

Emily Coote

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Angela Bromfield

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Our philosophy

We love working with adolescents and young adults! We recognise that the demands on our young people are likely greater than they have ever been – the rise of competing activities and expectations, increased pressure for performance and complexity in trying to understand who you are and how you fit into this world. 

Our approach to supporting you is to treat you as the unique and independent human you are, while also balancing this with making sure there is as broad a support network around you as you are comfortable with. We respect your experiences and will work with you to help develop an understanding of what is going on in your world and the next steps we can take together.

We will use a range of strategies to help support you, including thinking- and behaviour-based (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT), exploring your identity and values (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT) and working with you to strengthen your relationships with others (Interpersonal Therapy – IPT). The most important strategy we will use though is that we will do this work as a team. How you connect with your counsellor is really important to supporting you, and we will put a lot of steps in place to make sure we make a great team!

What approaches do we use?

We will use a range of strategies to help support you, including thinking- and behaviour-based (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT), exploring your identity and values (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT) and working with you to strengthen your relationships with others (Interpersonal Therapy – IPT). The most important strategy we will use though is that we will do this work as a team. How you connect with your counsellor is really important to supporting you, and we will put a lot of steps in place to make sure we make a great team!

Concerns we can support you with

  • Low mood, irritability, feeling flat (depression)
  • Anxiety, high stress, competition/performance issues
  • Family difficulties (e.g. parent separation, conflict at home)
  • School/study-related challenges (e.g. goal-setting, study skills, motivation, organisation)
  • Friendships and relationships (e.g. managing conflict, repairing relationships)
  • Sleep difficulties (e.g. getting to sleep, staying asleep)
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Managing anger and frustration
  • Life and role transitions (e.g. moving to high school, different school or out of school, new job)
  • Psychoeducational assessments (see more information here)
  • ADHD assessments (see more information here)​

Immediate availability!

We have appointments available within the next few days

We also have availability for assessments over the next 1-2 months

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