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Counselling

Areas of Focus

I work with adolescents (aged 10 and above) and adults in the following areas of focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress & burnout

  • Trauma

  • Loss and grief

  • Family, relationship and interpersonal conflict

Please note that I do not write court reports, including family court reports.

Areas of Special Interest

I have a special interest in working with the following issues affecting LGBTIQA+ adolescents and adults:

  • Sexual identity conflict

  • Gender identity conflict

  • Internalised sexual stigma (e.g., internalised homophobia)

Additional areas of special interest in working with issues commonly affecting adolescents and young adults:

  • Gaming addiction

  • Study habits

  • Motivation

Assessments

I can administer a range of psychometric assessments:

Cognitive/Intelligence:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V) 

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

  • Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test - Second Edition (UNIT2)

 

Educational:

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third Edition (WIAT-III)

  • York Assessment of Reading Comprehension (YARC)

 

Behavioural & Adaptive Functioning:

  • Vineland - Third Edition

  • Achenbach Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)

  • Conners - Third Edition (Conners 3)

  • Behaviour Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3)

 

Autism:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2)

  • Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

  • Childhood Autism Rating Scale - Second Edition (CARS-2)

 

Vocational:

  • Holland's Self-Directed Search (SDS)

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