Therapy

Leanne offers a range of interventions to help children, adolescents and their families.  Each  therapeutic model considers the child’s individual needs as well as their developmental age and stage. Leanne places significant value in helping parents understand the purpose or manifestation of their child’s symptoms and the
significance of key relationships and attachments which are strong predictors of a child’s psychological well-being. Practical strategies are also offered, however Leanne urges parents not to underestimate the importance and power of simply understanding a symptom and it’s purpose. 

Leanne works with the child or adolescent in the context of their family system as she believes this structure is most valuable to bring about change. Accordingly, parents are expected to be directly involved throughout their child’s therapy as this is an integral factor in therapeutic success.

Leanne also considers additional systems such as educational facilities and aims to understand the dynamics and relationships within those systems, and work together with them, to support your child’s social, emotional and behavioural well-being. Leanne also believes in working collaboratively with other allied health professionals, treating or referring doctors, or others involved in caring for the child.

Leanne is always mindful to ensure that the therapeutic relationship is a trusting, non-judgemental and non-critical one and that the child or adolescent feels safe and secure throughout the process. Respect, confidentiality and strong ethical standards are paramount.

Leanne uses various therapeutic models and frameworks: