CHILDREN


Simone has gained extensive experience working in various specialist child services over the past 20 years. In her private practice Simone offers assessment and treatment for a broad range of emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties in children. These include the following:

  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Parental Separation and Divorce
  • School related problems, such as bullying or difficulties with peer relationships


In her therapy work with children, Simone incorporates a range of modalities, including play therapy, psycho-education and other directive and non-directive techniques. Simone welcomes the opportunity to work together with parents in supporting their child. Where indicated, this may take the form of separate parenting-based sessions to assist parents with difficulties they may be experiencing.

ADOLESCENTS


Simone’s work with adolescents began early in her career, as a school psychologist. Following this, Simone has continued to work with adolescents in specialist services such as headspace, and in private practice. Examples of presenting issues in this age group which Simone is experienced working with include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with the Challenges and Transitions of Young Adulthood
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief and Loss
  • HSC Stress
  • LGBTQI Issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self Esteem and Self Confidence
  • Self Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma


In her therapy work with children, Simone incorporates a range of modalities, including play therapy, psycho-education and other directive and non-directive techniques. Simone welcomes the opportunity to work together with parents in supporting their child. Where indicated, this may take the form of separate parenting-based sessions to assist parents with difficulties they may be experiencing.

ADULT COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY


Typical presenting problems which Simone has extensive experience working with include:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma


In her therapy work with children, Simone incorporates a range of modalities, including play therapy, psycho-education and other directive and non-directive techniques. Simone welcomes the opportunity to work together with parents in supporting their child. Where indicated, this may take the form of separate parenting-based sessions to assist parents with difficulties they may be experiencing.

COUPLE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY


Whilst relationships with intimate partners invariably feature prominently in people’s emotional lives, in instances where this is a significant contributor to psychological distress or unhappiness, it may indicate the need for couple based therapy. This form of therapy can be very beneficial in helping one understand one’s needs and patterns within a relational context and in developing a more helpful and effective expression of these.

4/181 High St North Willoughby
NSW 2068

P: 02 9958 8157

M: 0425 335 482