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Our Manly clinic is the first ESA dedicated early intervention centre in NSW providing evidence-informed autism supports and early interventions including the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) approach.
Our experienced and multidisciplinary team provides Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Early Intervention and off-site services to children aged 0-7 years. We also provide comprehensive assessment services including diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
The Manly therapy team is passionate about providing interventions and supports and offers the unique Little Oaks and Community program. Our team works collaboratively with families and believe in the enormous potential that lies within every child and young person.
For more information or to book an appointment contact us on (02) 9064 5010 or submit a service enquiry.Make a service enquiry
Please note, available services and programs vary between clinics, so please check with your local clinic about their therapy services.
As part of your therapy journey your therapist we may recommend some specific therapy programs to assist in achieving your goals including:
Gabrielle Duffy is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in working with children and families in a variety of settings. Gabrielle started her career in a child development clinic assessing children with intellectual disabilities, autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions then moved on to work in a variety of settings including a paediatric hospital, community health settings and a non-government organisation, providing psychological assessment and interventions for a wide range of developmental and mental health difficulties for children in rural NSW
Gabrielle also has extensive experience in training and consulting with other professionals including preschools, school, out of home care agencies, allied health professionals and residential care staff. In addition to ESDM Gabrielle is trained in a range of treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma informed practice (Phase 2 certified NMT clinician) and has further training in attachment, parenting support (Circle of Security facilitator, Marte meo and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy).
Gabrielle has also completed the Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Lifestory work and uses this approach in helping children and young people who can’t live with their birth parents. Gabrielle also has extensive experience in training and consultancy with preschool, schools and other agencies around supporting children with very challenging behaviour. She also provides supervision for a wide range of professionals including psychologists, clinical psychologists and social workers Gabrielle knows that every child and every family is different and will need an individualised approach. Building emotional regulation to support relationships and effective learning is at the core of her approach and ESDM fits so beautifully with this philosophy.