13 April 2014

Counsellor for 7yr old anxiety recommendations

| robiwan
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Would appreciate any recommendations for a counsellor who works with kids anxiety. We are booked in with the Canberra university health clinic but the waiting period is about 2 months. Wanted to get on top of it sooner than later. Our school counsellor is on leave for the next term. TIA.

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JustThinking8:00 pm 15 Apr 14

I think HeadSpace might be a bit too ‘advanced’ for your child… (not sure but thinks they mainly take teens)
Google them and ask… even for advice.
They are GREAT!!!

Adding to the list, and speaking of universities, the ANU has a clinic as well.

Caroline Clark – http://www.canberrachildpsych.com.au

My son goes for asperger’s related issues, but that certainly includes anxiety and surrounding causes. My son thinks it is worthwhile, which I guess is all that I can ask for. We found the (public) school counsellers were pretty useless as well as being underfunded and generally not available.

I don’t know whether you need a referral, sorry.

Its not that cheap however. I’m not sure of the price but she is a doctor; its probably around $200 a session.

Have you been to see your GP to get a referral to a psychologist/psychiatrist who specialises in treating children with anxiety?

The Child and Family Centres run a program called Cool Kids for young children with anxiety. I have only heard good things about it, but there is a waiting list for the West Belconnen program, not sure about Gungahlin or Tuggeranong though.


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