Child and Adolescent Counselling Canberra


Our psychologists at Capital Psychology Clinic provide support for the many challenges children and teenagers experience in this sensitive time of growth and development, using best practice evidenced-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Play Therapy. Parents and often the child/adolescent themselves express concern and parents contact us for support about the following areas of development:

Emotional Concerns

Our psychologists provide support and skill building to enhance a child or adolescents ability to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, bullying and peer difficulties, self-esteem and assertiveness.

Behavioural Difficulties

Our psychologists see children with ADHD and related difficulties; children and adolescents may be experiencing difficulties with impulsivity, anger, defiance and aggression. Capital Psychology Clinic also provides support for behavioural difficulties related to development, sleep, and feeding.

School Related Issues

Our team of psychologists are trained in providing support to children and adolescents experiencing anxiety at school, whether due to exam pressures and stress, difficulties with academic achievements, or problems with peer relationships and social skills. We also assist in the management of school avoidance and school refusal.

Family Counselling

We help support families through all stages of the family life cycle, from the earliest point of attempting conception, through to managing a growing household. Our psychologists assist families in developing healthy attachments and effective parenting plans. In the unfortunate event of family breakdown, our psychologists can assist with family relationship counselling and support for children and adolescents during, and after separation.


Capital Psychology Clinic has psychologists who are specifically trained to support children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, whether recent or past, and both physical and emotional trauma. Our psychologists can also support adults with a history of childhood trauma.

Autism Spectrum Disorder support

An Autism diagnosis can have a significant impact on a family. We provide comprehensive support for Autism concerns, from assessment and diagnosis, through to behavioural therapies and social development.