Children & Adolescents

The child psychologists at Dr Amy Talbot & Associates are skilled at working together with children, adolescents, parents and families to develop skills and find practical solutions to a variety of developmental issues. We understand that each family and child is unique and has a range of strengths that can be drawn upon to support change in accordance with their therapy goals. We aim to form a partnership with your family through utilising these strengths and tailoring our interventions to support your unique goals and circumstances. We value the input of children and adolescents and work hard to find practical solutions that are workable and acceptable for all family members. When working with families we draw from our knowledge of evidence-based practice as well as a large network of information provided by parents, young people, teachers and other professionals working with your child in order to provide the most suitable intervention and establish clear goals for treatment. Where appropriate we work in collaboration with all members of your child’s support network to ensure that change is supported and sustained across all environments that your child is engaged with.

Childhood and adolescence are important times of development where many difficult circumstances are faced and skills are developed for managing difficult future situations as adults. Problems in childhood and adolescence can have a significant impact on a young person’s overall social, emotional and intellectual development. Working with a psychologist can assist children, adolescents, parents and families to develop skills that will support your child’s development into a confident, well-adjusted and resilient young adult. Please see below for a list of some of the areas of concern that we can assist you and your family with.

Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive and Impulse Control Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Skin-Picking and Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours
  • Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Internet/Social Media Issues
  • Video game addiction

Eating Disorders

  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Fussy/Picky Eating
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Pica
  • Weight Management

Mood Difficulties

  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss and Coping with Death
  • Low Self-esteem

Developmental & Neurological Concerns

  • Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Previously known as Asperger’s and PDD)
  • Learning Difficulties and Intellectual Disability

Behavioural & Emotion Regulation Issues

  • Anger Management
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Self-harm

Physical Health Related Concerns

  • Bed-wetting (Enuresis) and Soiling (Encopresis)
  • Sleeping Difficulties/Nightmares
  • Conversion disorder
  • Pain disorder (e.g., headaches due to psychological issues)

Academic & School Related Issues

  • Procrastination
  • School refusal
  • Perfectionism
  • Study Skills

Relational Concerns

  • Adjustment to separation / divorce
  • Adoption Issues
  • Bullying/teasing
  • Peer Difficulties
  • Attachment Issues
  • Managing Conflict
  • Social Skills/Assertiveness Training
  • Parenting Skills

If you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions about how we might be able to assist your child or family, please contact us by phone 02 8814 5703, or email reception@talbotpsychology.com.au or by using our general enquiries form. We would be happy to discuss your concerns further and provide advice about how seeing a child psychologist may assist your child or family to overcome their difficulties.

Children & Adolescents

The child psychologists at Dr Amy Talbot & Associates are skilled at working together with children, adolescents, parents and families to develop skills and find practical solutions to a variety of developmental issues. We understand that each family and child is unique and has a range of strengths that can be drawn upon to support change in accordance with their therapy goals. We aim to form a partnership with your family through utilising these strengths and tailoring our interventions to support your unique goals and circumstances. We value the input of children and adolescents and work hard to find practical solutions that are workable and acceptable for all family members. When working with families we draw from our knowledge of evidence-based practice as well as a large network of information provided by parents, young people, teachers and other professionals working with your child in order to provide the most suitable intervention and establish clear goals for treatment. Where appropriate we work in collaboration with all members of your child’s support network to ensure that change is supported and sustained across all environments that your child is engaged with.

Childhood and adolescence are important times of development where many difficult circumstances are faced and skills are developed for managing difficult future situations as adults. Problems in childhood and adolescence can have a significant impact on a young person’s overall social, emotional and intellectual development. Working with a psychologist can assist children, adolescents, parents and families to develop skills that will support your child’s development into a confident, well-adjusted and resilient young adult. Please see below for a list of some of the areas of concern that we can assist you and your family with.

Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive and Impulse Control Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Skin-Picking and Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours
  • Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Internet/Social Media Issues
  • Video game addiction

Eating Disorders

  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Fussy/Picky Eating
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Pica
  • Weight Management

Mood Difficulties

  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss and Coping with Death
  • Low Self-esteem

Developmental & Neurological Concerns

  • Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Previously known as Asperger’s and PDD)
  • Learning Difficulties and Intellectual Disability

Behavioural & Emotion Regulation Issues

  • Anger Management
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Self-harm

Physical Health Related Concerns

  • Bed-wetting (Enuresis) and Soiling (Encopresis)
  • Sleeping Difficulties/Nightmares
  • Conversion disorder
  • Pain disorder (e.g., headaches due to psychological issues)

Academic & School Related Issues

  • Procrastination
  • School refusal
  • Perfectionism
  • Study Skills

Relational Concerns

  • Adjustment to separation / divorce
  • Adoption Issues
  • Bullying/teasing
  • Peer Difficulties
  • Attachment Issues
  • Managing Conflict
  • Social Skills/Assertiveness Training
  • Parenting Skills

If you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions about how we might be able to assist your child or family, please contact us by phone 02 8814 5703, or email reception@talbotpsychology.com.au or by using our general enquiries form. We would be happy to discuss your concerns further and provide advice about how seeing a child psychologist may assist your child or family to overcome their difficulties.