It is very common, and completely normal for people, particularly children, to be anxious about meeting someone new, particularly a Psychologist. Often, they are unsure of what to expect or are worried they are ‘in trouble’, ‘bad’ or have something ‘wrong’ with them. It is helpful to explain that visiting a Psychologist is like visiting a doctor for your physical health; a Psychologist can help with our thoughts, feelings and the way we do things. We see lots of children, young people and families for a range of reasons, some with quite complex concerns, some that just need a ‘check-up’ and some that just need support to develop skills in a certain area.
Our Brisbane Psychology team has extensive experience working with children and young people and will tailor the session to ensure both you and your child feel comfortable. We often find that after their first session, children look forward to sessions as they enjoy having a safe place where they can be themselves, work on things that may be bothering them and talk about things they may find difficult. Our clinics are designed with children and families in mind, with bright and beautiful spaces that often captivate children.