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1300 914 318





Child Aware is located in Carina and Strathpine. Child Aware offers a high standard of professional service, qualified and trusted staff and convenient opening hours




Opening Hours - Carina

Monday 11am–7pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am–7pm
Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Opening Hours - Strathpine

Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 9am–5pm
Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Adolescent counselling


Child Aware counselling service consists of experienced psychologists and mental health accredited social workers who specialise in assisting children, young people and families to overcome symptoms by using evidence based interventions and best practice.  Child Aware psychologists and mental health accredited social workers employ a flexible, collaborative and client-centred approach to therapy incorporating a variety of focused psychological strategies and evidence-based therapies, depending on each client's personal goals and needs.


Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and typically occur weekly. The first appointment (intake appointment) is mostly spent with the parent (depending on the age of the child/adolescent) which enables the psychologist/mental health accredited social worker to identify the presenting issues, gather a developmental history and develop goals for treatment.  


Medicare, Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS), Private Health fund, Victims of Crime and Helping Children with Autism rebates may be available for eligible clients.  For more information on fees click here.








Child Aware psychologists and mental health accredited social workers have extensive training and collective experience working with young people and their families. The psychology services we offer children, adolescents and families include (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 
  • Learning and school difficulties
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Anger managment
  • Attention and concentration difficulties (e.g. ADHD)
  • Fears, stress and worry
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Coping with separation 
  • Sleep problems
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Educational and Developmental Assessments
  • Child Protection Counselling and Education


Child Aware also accept referrals for adults. If you would like to access support or counselling please contact us to discuss further.  

What to tell your child about counselling

It can be difficult to know what to say to your child about why they are coming to counselling. Being clear and open with your child about what counselling is will help your child understand the role of their psychologist or counsellor, and why they are attending sessions. Using age-appropriate language, you can explain that counselling is a "private, safe place for them to express how they feel, and to work together to learn how to feel, behave and think differently". At the session with you and your child, we will explain confidentiality, its limits and that your child will not be made to talk about anything they do not want to talk about. We will explain to your child that we work with lots of children that come along for various reasons and it is our job to work with children and families to help them feel better, over come challenging times and learn new skills. 
Intake session