Goals of Child Psychology

When children and families participate in counselling with a trusted psychologist, they develop a sense of safety and support, and a special space to build their own inner resources and coping tools. The process of child psychology counselling assists in building resilience skills, and increases a child’s sense of independence, self-esteem, and well-being.

Child Anxiety Conditions treated at SW Psychology

SW Psychology is experienced in treating all forms of anxiety in children aged 2-12. Some common anxiety-based conditions include:

  • Stress
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • School Refusal / Anxiety
  • Night time Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Strong Avoidance Patterns
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Perfectionism / High Standards
  • Transitions to Kinder & School


Associated Conditions treated at SW Psychology

It is common for anxiety to co-occur with other psychological symptoms, and can sometimes be at the core of other problem areas. Psychologists at SW Psychology treat all forms of anxiety as well as a variety of associated conditions including:

  • Friendship Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem and reduced confidence
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Anger & Irritability
  • Disordered Body Image
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Click on a menu link to the right to find out more about our Child Anxiety Clinic, Child Sleep Treatment, or Separation Anxiety & School Refusal Treatment.