PAWS Psychology And Wellbeing Services

Child & Youth Psychology

At Paws Psychology, we are dedicated to nurturing the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people from the age of 5 years and above

We offer support to families for a wide range of developmental and psychological challenges, helping your child thrive.

Our individual client sessions are tailored to address mood challenges and behavioural issues, including depression, irritability, and various behavioural problems through effective therapeutic techniques. We support children dealing with general anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, fears, and phobias, providing them with strategies to build confidence and resilience.

For children struggling with emotional dysregulation, we teach effective strategies to manage intense emotions and improve self-control. Enhancing social skills is another key focus, where we help children develop better social interactions and relationships through targeted skill-building exercises.

We also work on improving executive functioning skills, such as planning, organising, memory, and other crucial skills for academic and daily life success.

PAWS Psychology offers Animal Assisted Therapy as part of our services.  

Additionally, we provide Adult ADHD Coaching to support adults in managing their symptoms and improving their daily functioning.

Common Challenges We See

๐Ÿพ  Anxiety: Including generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, fears, and phobias.

๐Ÿพ  Depression and Low Mood

๐Ÿพ  Emotion Regulation Skills

๐Ÿพ  Trauma-Related Symptoms

๐Ÿพ  School and Learning Difficulties

๐Ÿพ  Neurodevelopmental Differences: Including Autism and ADHD

๐Ÿพ  Social Skills and Friendship Difficulties

๐Ÿพ  Self-Esteem Issues

๐Ÿพ  Behavioural Concerns

๐Ÿพ  Grief and Loss

๐Ÿพ  School Refusal

๐Ÿพ  Adjustments and Transitions: Such as starting school, dealing with divorce, and welcoming new siblings.

Additional Services

Group Sessions 

Coming Soon: Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming group sessions!

Psychological Assessments

๐Ÿพ  Neurodivergence Assessments: Comprehensive evaluations to diagnose conditions such as Autism and ADHD.

๐Ÿพ  Cognitive Assessments: Utilising tools like the WISC V and WAIS IV to assess intellectual functioning.

๐Ÿพ  Educational Assessments: Conducting WIAT III assessments to understand and support learning needs.

Click here to read more about our Psychological Assessments.

Parenting Support

Parenting support is a vital part of our services, offering guidance to parents on understanding and supporting their childrenโ€™s mental health, managing behavioural and emotional challenges, improving parent-child attachment, and handling stress and change.

๐Ÿพ  Managing Behavioral and Emotional Challenges: Strategies for dealing with common behavioral and emotional difficulties.

๐Ÿพ  Improving Parent-Child Attachment: Techniques to strengthen the bond between parents and children.

๐Ÿพ  Handling Stress and Change: Support for managing stress and navigating changes within the family.

Psychologist Robyn is a parent herself and has experienced the highs and lows of various stages of parenting, including the specific challenges that teenage years can introduce within families. Robyn also understands the additional stress that neurodivergence can sometimes present for various family members, including parents.

During her tenure with Headspace, Robyn provided webinars to parents about understanding mental health and parenting strategies with teens, especially during the COVID pandemic. She has also worked to support parents in school settings. In her private practice, Robyn incorporates parenting sessions where relevant, ensuring a holistic approach to family well-being.

Robyn remains committed to staying updated with the latest research and training in effective parenting strategies. She attends various parenting programs and can recommend suitable ones to parents, ensuring they have access to the most current and effective tools for their parenting journey.

Meet Robyn

Robyn is a compassionate and experienced psychologist dedicated to supporting individuals from the age of 5 years old with various mental health challenges. Robyn works with clients experiencing anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, grief, social challenges, family changes, and more. Robyn offers a warm and open interpersonal style that fosters trust and rapport.

Interested in reading more about Robyn? Click here! 

At Paws Psychology, we are committed to providing high quality care and support for children and their families. Our compassionate and skilled team is here to help your child thrive. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your families journey to better mental health.