Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour.

At Cranbourne Physiotherapy we offer expert psychological assessments and counselling especially for children and adolescents.

Who is the psychologist?

Tarryn Godfrey is the qualified psychologist at Cranbourne Physiotherapy with extensive experience assessing and working with children and adolescents across a variety of educational settings. She has worked with pre-school, primary school and secondary school students as well as providing parental support and behaviour management strategies.

In addition to her private practice, Tarryn is also employed as a student counselor in an independent school.

Services Offered

  • Psychological and Educational assessment for children up to 17 years.
  • Individual counselling for children and adolescents.
  • Counselling for students experiencing difficulties with school.
  • Behavioural assessments and management strategies.
  • Consultation with your child’s educational setting.

Common Issues for Which Families May Seek Support

  • Learning Difficulties.
  • Gifted Assessments or Early School Entry.
  • Stress & Anxiety Management.
  • School Avoidance.
  • Self-esteem & Confidence.
  • Motivation.
  • Challenging Behaviours.

Assessments

Assessments assist in identifying your child’s cognitive abilities and in directing learning programs to suit your child’s needs. It is beneficial to examine this information for students who struggle academically as well as students at the other end of the spectrum who require extension.

An assessment typically involves the child working though a number of activities such as puzzles and questions, along with a brief interview with the child and/or parent.

Following the assessment, a comprehensive written report will be provided to parents along with a verbal feedback session.

Counselling

Counselling helps children and adolescents understand and express emotions and talk about issues that they may find difficult, with unbiased and constructive support. The aim of counselling is to develop positive communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Counselling strives to empower the child or adolescent to work towards their goals and find solutions to their issues.

Making an Appointment

It is not necessary to obtain a referral from your doctor to make an appointment.

Parents can contact Cranbourne Physiotherapy to organize an appointment with Tarryn.

Tarryn can be contacted directly on phone 0414 666 578.

Cost

The cost of sessions varies depending on services required and will be discussed with you prior to making an appointment.