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Develop the understanding and tools to help maintain your mental health and live a good life.

Psychology provides support for learning and development, managing behaviours, emotions and thoughts, and maintaining and improving mental health – as well as providing helpful thinking strategies and problem-solving.

Our psychologists are experienced in working children, young adults and families and can assist with a range of diagnosed mental health disorders as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and learning difficulties.

And they will also work with you and your family on any challenges that you may experience, and any challenging behaviours you need to learn how to manage. These can include friendship and relationship difficulties and navigating changes and transitions in their lives and transitions, such as moving into a new school, a family’s separation, and even dealing with the pressures of social media.

Our approach is based on an initial assessment and is then tailored to the needs and circumstances of you and your family.

To learn more about our Psychology services or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.

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Our psychologists can help with the following:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Social and emotional learning, including promoting resilience and coping skills
  • Behavioural difficulties and disorders, including managing challenging behaviours associated with oppositional defiant disorder
  • Learning difficulties
  • Anxiety, fears and phobias
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Managing anger
  • Social skills and friendships
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Dealing with divorce and parental separation

What do our psychology services involve?

At ESA, our psychology team involves varied mental health clinicians, including psychologists, provisional psychologists, accredited mental health social workers, as well as art therapists.

This allows a diverse group of clinicians with various skills to support your family in learning new skills, learning to manage their thoughts and feelings, and overcome the difficulties by focusing on the child’s strengths and nurturing and growing them.

It doesn’t need to be a diagnosed mental health disorder for you to need our psychology services. We help anyone who needs support, and their therapy or treatment will be tailored to each individual.

We will often meet with you initially to gather background information and comprehensive history to help a clinician understand your child’s development. The sessions then would be a combination of working with your child, working with the parent or caregiver, and then working altogether.

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Psychology programs

As part of your therapy journey your psychologist may recommend some therapy programs to assist in achieving your goals including:

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Clinic contact details

104 Keightley Road West
Shenton Park WA 6008

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Clinic Phone
New Clients Phone

Fax

08 9382 8538

Opening hours

Monday : 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday : 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday : 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday : 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday : 8.30am - 4.30pm

Find a clinic near you

We have clinics in every state and territory providing assessments, early childhood intervention therapies, and support to help you thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Psychology services

Psychology can support your child to reach their full potential by building confidence and life skills, validating their feelings, improving understanding and communication, and overcoming challenges.

In simple terms, they will develop the understanding and tools to help them maintain their mental health and live a good life.

It can help you and your child learn why they are feeling or behaving the way they do and how you can manage them together. Psychologists will provide solutions and strategies to help your child feel calmer and more resilient, and help them learn valuable skills. These skills can help them problem-solve and cope healthily, avoid negative thinking patterns, understand their emotions, express their feelings appropriately, and avoid situations that can harm their mental health.

Yes, it’s always good for the psychologist to work out the best way to approach your child’s needs. However, if your child has a mental health care plan, your child needs to be there as you cannot claim on Medicare if it’s a parent only session. If it is a private session or NDIS, it’s fine for a parent to come to a session alone

This can vary as it depends on the treatment, which is tailored to your child and family. Parents are involved in treatment and intervention but may not be in every appointment. Sometimes a child needs space to feel safe and connected.

There is no set time frame as each child is different and presents with their own set of challenges. A tailored approach will move at their pace. It’s crucial that they feel safe, heard and validated first before allowing them to work through the challenges they may be experiencing.

As soon as you have any concerns, or if your child’s behaviour or emotional state has been noted by someone such as GP, teacher or caregiver, you can seek help. It’s best to do it as soon as you have a concern, as early intervention has been proven to have better outcomes. However, we offer our services to anyone at any stage of their condition.

It’s always best to be honest and transparent. Tell them you are going to a safe place where we will all work and learn together about you. We will support you to achieve the best outcome for you, with the help and support of someone who knows about what you are going through.

The Early Start Australia Difference 

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Our dedicated team of health professionals are ready to get started when you are.  

Australia-wide our promise is the same. We’ll listen and support you to reach your therapy goals, and we’ll have some fun along the way. We work with people of all ages and abilities to help them develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills. Building capabilities and life skills to help them thrive.  

The Early Start Australia promise

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Multi-disciplinary team

Your support team is made up of more than just behaviour support practitioners. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach and provide holistic care alongside other therapy services.

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Centres across Australia

With clinics and capacity in every state and territory, you’re guaranteed to get the help you need, when and where you need it most. Can’t get to a clinic? We also offer telehealth services.

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Registered NDIS provider

We’re a registered NDIS behaviour support practitioner. Our services fall under your NDIS plan, and meet the safety and quality standards of the NDIS.

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Early intervention for all ages

Positive behaviour support strategies aren’t just for children. Our early intervention services cater to all ages, needs and abilities. The earlier you start your therapy journey, the better your outcomes.

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