Poor sleeping and eating habits, disruptive or defiant behaviours and school refusal are not uncommon in young children and can be an externalisation of anxiety or worries or due to attachment issues. Not surprisingly, many parents struggle to manage their children’s anxious, negative or testing behaviours. Our Clinical Psychologists are highly qualified and have specialised working with children with behavioural difficulties, excessive worry and anxiety disorders, attachment difficulties and depression, amongst a range of other childhood emotional and behavioural problems.

If your child experiences any of the following difficulties, we can assist you and your child to overcome their challenges in order for them to engage more fully and adaptively in their life. To achieve change as quickly as possible we tailor treatment to meet your child’s individual needs using evidence-based therapies, which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment-based Interventions such as Circle of Security, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and EMDR.

Emotional and behavioural issues facing children:

• Behavioural problems such as aggression, poor listening, tantrums, and impulsivity

• Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, excessive anger, and sensitivity

• Lack of assertiveness

• Separation anxiety

• Attention and concentration difficulties

• Sleeping problems

• Interpersonal difficulties with peers or family members

• Adjustment to parental separation and divorce

• Teasing and bullying

• Toileting difficulties

• Grief and bereavement

• Specific phobias (dogs, spiders, weather etc)



The Mind Clinic acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First People and The Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and their continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. The Mind Clinic is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and families.

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