Child Psychology in Newcastle

We help children reach their full potential and assist you in gaining a better understanding of their needs.

Children playing in Newcastle after receiving child psychology services

Good health in childhood is critical to human development. This includes not only physical health but mental and emotional health as well. If you have concerns surrounding your child’s mental, emotional or behavioural health, the therapists from Educational Case Management can help. We specialize in child psychology at our Newcastle office.

Our clientele

We work with children from birth to age eighteen, although our child psychologists specialise in addressing early childhood concerns for children up to five years of age and adolescent concerns for children age twelve and up. No matter the age of the child, however, we help them meet the appropriate developmental level for their age group.

The children we work with come to us with a wide variety of challenges, and we specialise in many of them. These challenges include:

  • ADHD

  • Academic Giftedness

  • Adaptive Functioning Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavioural Disorders

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Developmental Delays

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Learning Difficulties

 

Whatever your child faces, we will help them to identify and develop the self-help skills that are necessary for them to cope with their challenges.

Our solutions

Even if two children present the same problem, they do not necessarily require the same solution. As we work with your child, we will develop a plan to address their challenges in a way that will work best for them. We do this by profiling your child through standardized assessments, assessing their intellect and identifying their presenting problems.

After a thorough assessment of your child, we will determine a diagnosis for their struggle. From there, we will develop a treatment plan based on your child’s personality, history and diagnosis. Treatment plans may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR)

  • Mindfulness Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

We will also recommend adjustments to the child’s lifestyle and education.

If you feel that your child would benefit from these services, please call our Newcastle office on (02) 4969 8060.

Our team are here to work with early childhood concerns (0 - 5 years):

  • Overall development

  • Inability to meet developmental milestones (e.g. language, motor skills, socialization, eating and/or hygiene)

  • Relationships with family members/caretakers

  • Behaviours towards non-family members and peers

  • Difficult temperament

  • Inappropriate behaviours

  • Confirmed diagnosis/disability

  • Learning abilities

  • Fine motor skills & dexterity

  • Gross motor skills - outside play

  • Interactive play

And adolescence (12 - 18 years): 

  • Education and learning abilities

  • Anxiety & low mood

  • Irritability & disengagement

  • Lack of motivations

  • Conflict with parents/caretakers

  • Peer pressure

  • Career guidance

  • School to work transition

  • Gender identity

  • Executive functioning - planning & organisation

  • Sexualised behaviours

  • Drug & alcohol usage

  • Social media usage

Our team specialise and are experts in the following: 

  • Developmental Delay

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Depression/anxiety 

  • Academic Giftedness

  • School Readiness 

  • Identify Self Help Skills 

  • Learning Difficulties 

  • Genetic Disorders 

  • ADHD 

  • Childhood disorders 

  • Behavioural Disorders 

  • Adaptive Functioning

We use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR) as a treatment component in the management of: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Personality disorders

  • Complicated grief

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Pain disorders

  • Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Sexual or physical abuse

  • Performance anxiety

  • Stress reduction

  • Disturbing memories

  • Phobias

  • Addictions

We use our skills and knowledge above to identify, clarify and aim to solve presenting problems by: 

  • Early intervention strategies

  • Identify & clarify presenting problems

  • Profile the child/adolescent using a range of standardised assessments

  • Diagnose mental health disorders: anxiety, depression, PTSD, conduct disorder, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc. 

  • Assess intellectual & academic ability

  • Identify specific behavioural problems

  • designing effective treatment programs: behavioural plans & risk management plans

  • Implement appropriate therapy for mental health disorder: cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness techniques, psycho-education

  • Consult with other allied health professionals & co-ordinate team meetings

  • Evaluate education programs & interventions

  • Recommend options in career suitability

  • Recommend appropriate adjustments & accommodations for education & individualised plans

  • EDMR therapy on children and adolescents that have suffered trauma

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact our friendly reception staff on 02 4969 8060. 

If you would like to make a referral to our child psychology service, please click here for the online referral form. 

 

Please click here for the printable version or;

 

Click here for the Behavioural Support printable Referral form.

 

Please fax printable versions to 02 4969 2879 or email info@ecmonhudson.com.

Child Doing Art Activity

Contact us now to make an appointment