Development, Health, and Identity

We're here to help with a range of issues related to development, health and identity

Scroll down to explore a range of issues; developmental issues, attention deficits, pain, chronic illness, attachment, and personality, along with identity issues related to LGBTQI and gender diversity.

We hope this page is helpful and we look forward to talking with you, with appointments available during business hours and after hours including some Saturdays.

Or make an appointment enquiry using our form

Developmental Issues

It is common for some children to take more time than others to develop emotional, behavioural or social skills. Our child psychologists can bring clarity and offer evidence-based guidance.

Identity

In psychology, the term “identity” is most commonly used to describe personal identity, or the distinctive qualities or traits that make an individual unique. Identities are strongly associated with self-concept, self-image (one’s mental model of oneself), self-esteem, and individuality.

Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

ADHD, ADD

Is your child showing signs of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in their behaviour? We help families understand and manage ADHD and behavioural issues in children.

Attachment Issues

Our work in separation anxiety, also known as attachment issues, is grounded in the understanding that your children need you to be their safe base. 

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder refers to a long-term pattern of thinking, behaviour and emotion that is dysfunctional, extreme and inflexible. It causes distress and makes it difficult to function in everyday life. 

LGBTQI

Collectively, LGBTQI+ people experience more mental health challenges than other Australians, not because of their sexuality, sex or gender identity, but because of the discrimination, prejudice and exclusion they face.

Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity refers to people with gender identities that do not coincide with their birth assigned sex. Examples include nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and transgender people. 

Pain

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage, and the role of psychology is supplemental to medicine.

Injury

A psychological injury arises from a traumatic event or physical injury, such abusive behavior, whistleblower retaliation, bullying, kidnapping, rape, motor vehicular collision or other negligent action.

Chronic Illness

A chronic illness is an illness that either has no cure or will last for a long time. Living with a chronic illness means having to adjust to the symptoms of the illness and the therapies used to treat the condition.

Other issues we help clients with at Attuned Psychology

Assessment

Neuropsychological assessments assess aspects of cognitive functioning (memory, concentration, ability to plan) while educational assessments can assess IQ, learning difficulties, giftedness.

Depression, Anxiety and Mood

Click through to explore a range of issues, from various types of anxiety to fears, panic attacks, phobias, stress, and disorders, to grief, loss, self-worth, and trauma.

Development, Health and Identity

Developmental issues, attention deficits, pain, chronic illness, attachment, and personality, along with identity issues related to LGBTQI and gender diversity.

Relationships

We can work with you through a range of relationship issues from couple and family therapy to identity, separation, grief and loss.

Performance Psychology

We’re here to help you perform at your best, whether that means doing well in exams, delivering presentations, or performing on stage. 

Paediatric/Children & Adolescents

From early stages of development and behaviour, including separation anxiety, to educational assessments and adolescent development.

Outcomes

As psychologists and therapists, we offer a confidential objective sounding board for you.

We listen to you without judgement and work with you to provide practical strategies, support and insight based on up to date scientific research to help support change and better manage any emotional and mental health issues.

We also support you if you are wanting to improve your performance or if you are seeking an educational or neuropsychological  assessment.  

Use the contact form on this page to make an enquiry today or feel free to call us to discuss your needs. 

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