Helping young people grow

Individual Counselling

Helping young people grow through the challenges they face day to day is what we love to do.

But there are many concerning questions parents and guardians have:

  • “How do I help my child overcome separation anxiety?”
  • “What are some strategies for dealing with ADHD?”
  • “How do I know if my child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?”

These are just a few of the many questions asked and we will do our best to help you find the answers.

We tailor sessions to your child’s individual needs by recognising and building on their strengths as well as having a central focus on rapport.  This make the sessions fun and as a result the children want to come back to learn more.

Areas of focus:

  • Anxiety (generalised, separation, phobias, social anxiety and selective mutism).
  • Depression and poor self-esteem.
  • Assertiveness and resilience training.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Behavioural difficulties.
  • Social skills and relationship concerns.
  • Separation and divorce.

Social Skills Groups

The benefits of our programs aims to assist children and young people to grow in their social skills. Through interactive games and role plays, sessions are tailored to the individual making it a fun and enjoyable time. Silverlinings caters for a range of groups from the age of 3 years old to 18 years old.


  • Preschool
  • Primary mixed
  • Primary boys and girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage boys
  • Siblings


Assessments are Individually tailored to meet your child’s needs. Here are some of the following concerns can be addressed.

  • Mood disorder
  • Autism
  • Attention and executive functioning.
  • Learning difficulties and disorders: dyslexia (reading), dyscalculia (math) and dysgraphia (writing)
  • Giftedness


It’s important for your child to have their needs met in the areas they struggle to help them blossom. Your child’s needs can be better looked at by Implementing follow-up assessments, consultations, appropriate recommendations and interventions . Here are some of the Interventions available for your child:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Assertiveness and resilience training.
  • Anger control (individual and group sessions available).
  • Exam, organisation and study skills.

Family Support

Valuing a family approach in supporting young people to grow, is important to helping build skills to assist both the children and their families. Some of the focuses in helping to build these skills are in the following areas:

  • Communication skills.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Bonding and attachment.
  • Parenting.
  • Implementing family routines and rewards.

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