The growth and development that takes place during childhood is very significant and influential. The events, even small ones, that occur throughout childhood can shape the way someone behaves as an adult. Childhood psychology and counselling can help young people process these events and aid them to deal with tough situations. Principal Psychologist at Life Resolutions, Mary Magalotti and our director Jodie Brenton strongly believe that all Australians deserve access to quality mental health services, no matter their age.

Understanding The Elements of Children’s Psychology

Child psychology focuses on the child’s development and emotional well-being. Relationships are very important to a child’s development. Children learn social and emotional skill through these relationships. Child psychologists can help children develop healthy relationships and grow in relation to these relationships. A psychologist also can provide a stable relationship to a child, providing them with a safe space to learn and grow.

Psychologists use cognitive engagement techniques can help children with learning difficulties and aid the development of a child’s mind. Additionally, counselling can aid a child’s emotional development, which is just as important as their cognitive development.

Play is an important element of a child’s development and a crucial part of a child’s ability to socialise. A psychologist can help a child learn how to express themselves in a social context and have positive actions that allow socialisation through play.

Accessing Childhood Psychology

Here at Life Resolutions, we aim to provide the best care to our patients, young and old. Our Director, Jodie Brenton along with our head psychologist Mary Magalotti have created a committed team of psychologists to offer a range of services, including childhood psychology.

For more information on our childhood services, visit our website. You can also book online or over the phone.