All About Kids boasts a range of professionals with expertise across a number of areas including, assessment and diagnosis, counselling and intervention, parenting, relationship and career counselling.
Counsellor and Educational Consultant (Wooloowin Clinic)
BA (Psych, German), Dip Teach, Dip Sch Couns, MEd St (Ed Psych), MQGCA
Vicky has qualifications in both education and counselling, including research at Masters degree level in early childhood behaviour difficulties. Vicky has both undergraduate degrees in psychology and postgraduate degrees in counselling and education, and more than twenty-five years experience working with children and their families within early childhood settings, primary schools and TAFE. She has a passion for parenting and child behaviour management. With a background in Triple P, MYCP, 123 Magic and ABA she is able to provide an individualised level of support in this area. She uses a variety of therapy techniques, ranging from Sand-play therapy to CBT and Reality Therapy. She believes that parents have a significant role in supporting and healing children who are experiencing difficulties and incorporates parenting support into her practice. Vicky has extensive experience in learning difficulties, with identification of specific difficulties and suggesting intervention programs and techniques. She is also a coach for the working memory training program, COGMED. Vicky offers a unique service, which crosses both the educational and emotional domains. Counselling, therapeutic intervention for children with disabilities, educational assessments, and educational consultancy are offered to children, parents and educational staff aiming to help children reach their potential throughout their childhood.
Vicky is a Director of All About Kids Australia Pty Ltd.
Clinical Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)
B.Beh.Sc., (Hons)., M.Clin.Psych., M.A.P.S, Member College of Clinical Psychologists
Gem is a registered and endorsed clinical psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology from The University of Queensland and has fifteen years’ experience working with children and adults.
Gem has experience in a wide range of areas including child, adult and family psychology. Gem has specialist training in the assessment and treatment programs to assist children and families living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provider and is passionate about helping new families adjust to becoming parents and learning new skills to become great parents and manage childhood behavioral issues. She also has a background in medical education, rehabilitation, and business management and has worked in a variety of senior executive roles running large allied health companies. Gem also has extensive experience in vocational guidance using an approach that assesses best fit by focusing on people’s personal abilities, aptitudes and interests. However, her passion is clinical work and she has also worked in private practice with children through to adults. She is a trained clinical hypnotherapist and continues to practice in this area with specializations in child and adult depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties and pain management.
Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)
Dip T, BEd, GradDip Counselling, GradDip Psychology, PostGradDip Psychology, MEd St., Assoc MAPS
Michael is a registered Psychologist and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. He has been working with children and families as a Teacher, Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist for more than 30 years. Michael has a particular interest in supporting families with parenting, difficult behaviour and children on the autistic spectrum. He also has a great deal of experience with childhood anxiety disorders (including OCD and phobias), depression and anger issues, and is proficient in psychometric, academic and behavioural assessments. His therapeutic approach is based upon Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy but he also uses other approaches such as Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, depending upon the individual needs of the client. Michael is a registered Trainer with Triple P International and has trained practitioners in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland examining the effectiveness of preterm parenting intervention on later child behaviour.
Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)
Dip Teach (Primary), B.Ed. Studies, B. Sci (Psych), PostgradDip Psychology, Assoc MAPS
Peter brings to his psychology practice over 25 years experience supporting children, adolescents and adults in educational settings. His roles have included Primary teacher, Teaching Principal, Behaviour Support Teacher, Special Education Teacher and Developmental Guidance Officer. Peter has a Diploma in Teaching (Primary), a Bachelor in Educational Studies, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology. Peter is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a fully registered Psychologist in Queensland. Peter believes people are the specialists in their own lives and that the role of the Mental Health Professional is to help clients to understand themselves more, without getting in the way. Peter has had considerable experience in supporting families through separation and divorce, anxiety and stress, bullying, relationship difficulties, grief, anger management, general school issues, developing resilience, coping with life changes and goal setting.
Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)
BA (Hons) Psych
Carla is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and with Medicare as a service provider. She is currently completing specialised training through a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Carla has experience providing psychological treatment interventions to children and families with a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, behavioural difficulties, grief & loss, relationship difficulties and parenting support. Carla is passionate about early intervention and therefore has a specific focus in working with children, adolescents and their families. She previously worked in a community based setting specifically focussed on delivering psychological interventions to children and adolescents (0-18 years) with severe and acute mental health difficulties. During this time Carla also worked as part of an Infant Mental Health Team delivering evidence-based treatment intervention to support parents in forming healthy attachments and relationships with their children. Carla has experience working within schools and private practice; her therapeutic approach is tailored to meet individual client needs and goals, with the aim of supporting young people to live a positive and meaningful life.
Educational & Developmental Psychologist (Wooloowin and Strathpine Clinics)
Annette is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a registered teacher with Queensland College of Teachers with almost 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She has a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology degree. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Annette’s psychology practice has a strengths-based focus which is grounded in psychological theory, research and intervention to better understand human behaviour and support her clients and their families. She achieves this through assessment, clinical formulation and intervention for clients using evidence-based interventions including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Parenting Support, Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Training. She has experience working with a range of difficulties in the clinical setting, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, emotional regulation, conflict and behavioural difficulties. Annette is adept in psychometric, academic and behavioural assessments and in collaborating with parents, carers and schools on psychoeducational reports and interventions to support her clients in their learning experience.
Educational & Developmental Psychologist (Wooloowin and Strathpine Clinics)B Psych Sc (Honours), MPsych,
Zac is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and with Medicare as a service provider. Zac has a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology from QUT in Brisbane and completed his undergraduate degree at JCU, close to his home town. He has experience working within the area of disability support and has worked as a disability support coordinator. Zac has experience working within schools as a Guidance Counsellor, and within various agencies as a Support Worker for people with disabilities and those with mental health difficulties. He also has experience working in clinical settings within the health sector as a psychologist. Zac has experience and an interest in assisting young people with relationship difficulties, anger management, anxiety and depression, sexuality and self-esteem. He enjoys working with children with challenging behaviour but also has experience and expertise in psychometric and vocational assessments for children and adolescents. Therapeutically, Zac utilises art and play therapy, and enjoys engaging clients with the latest technology, including the use of ipads. He uses other therapeutic strategies including CBT and ACT, attachment based therapy, narrative therapy and solution focused therapy. He prefers a person centred approach and likes to engage his clients in the treatment process as much as possible. Zac enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.