Children and Adolescents

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anxiety and depression

Professional Child Psychologists in Wollongong for Children and Adolescents

More than 75% of all severe mental illnesses occur prior to the age of 25. While a significant proportion of young people experience mental health problems, it has been reported that only 25% of young people with a mental health problem will receive professional help. [ABS: The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (SMHWB)].

The Illawarra Counselling Centre has many experienced child psychologists in Wollongong who can provide support. We can help with a number of concerns, including:

  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Anxiety (specific phobias, fears, social anxiety, school worries, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety)
  • Bedwetting
  • Child and Adolescent Depression(low or sad mood) & Deliberate self- harm behaviours
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Peer relationship difficulties
  • Family relationship issues (including separation, divorce and parent/child conflict)
  • Oppositional Defiance disorder
  • Eating Problems and body image issues (including anorexia nervosa and bulimia)
  • School related issues, including learning disabilities
  • Bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Behavioural difficulties in home or school
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)

In order for us to develop a treatment plan that determines the best course of action, our child psychologist in Wollongong will conduct a comprehensive initial evaluation to discuss your child’s concerns. As they’re tailored to each individual, ongoing sessions can vary in duration, but each tends to take approximately one hour.

Learn More Today

To obtain more information, or to make an appointment with an experienced psychologist in Wollongong and the wider Illawarra region, please call us on (02) 4226 1099. Alternatively, you can also email us at or submit an enquiry through our online contact form. In addition to providing support for children and adolescents, we can also support adult patients with drug and alcohol counselling and couples counselling in the Illawarra.