Childhood 5-12 Years – Cassandra Gist

Cassandra Gist  –  Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Applied Psychology (Health)

Early Childhood 5-12 Years: Psychological development progresses steadily as children exercise their imaginative, linguistic, motor and social skills in the playground and refine their cognitive aptitudes for attending, learning, remembering and solving problems in the classroom.  However, some children may display weaknesses in areas during this development. Cassandra can assist with a range of childhood issues, including grief and loss following parental separation, behavioural issues, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), learning difficulties, self-esteem, social skills, anxiety and depression.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra approaches therapy with young clients slowly to provide security and confidence in the sessions.  Cassandra uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic techniques to emerge with clients in order to achieve positive outcomes. Additionally, Cassandra has specialised skills in psychological assessments to assist schools with learning methods for children to best meet their weaknesses and strengths in order to improve learning outcomes.

 Usually $180/hr (initial appt $220). Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Availability: Usually within a week including evening appointments.

Practice Location: M1 Psychology, 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, QLD.

Appointments: 3067 9129 or book with Cassandra Gist online now!

Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Often children present their parents with the challenge of both emotional and behavioural difficulties, simultaneously. To differentiate ‘naughty’ behaviour from behaviour that is signalling a child’s emotional distress can be hard to determine. With support and information, parents can discover the best way to manage each. Joy Tai is a child psychologist who can help identify the issues at hand, and strategies to manage them, to help children and their families.

Counselling Approach: Joey is experienced in working with children, youth and young adults. He believes that many of their difficulties may stem from the home environment and seeks to address their difficulties at a family-systems level. He is also proficient in providing psychometric assessments if necessary. Joey also uses play therapy as a way of engaging with children, and understanding their core difficulties.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist

Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Angela Bromfield began her career as a primary teacher before moving into psychology, so she is uniquely placed to help children in this age group. She can assist with a range of childhood issues, including coping with grief and loss following a death in the family or parental separation, bullying and friendship difficulties, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, giftedness, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Counselling Approach: Angela feels it is important to spend time getting to know her young clients, and ensuring they are comfortable in the sessions. In addition to counselling, Angela has specialised skills in identifying learning difficulties and giftedness in children and adolescents, and is able to provide educational assessments and effective and realistic recommendations for improving learning outcomes.

psychologist Angela BromfieldFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 for a standard consult ($240 for initial appointment).

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.