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Counselling - Discover Me Occupational Therapy

Fiona Hayes is a registered Medicare mental health care provider for Better Access to Mental Health Provider.  Medicare rebates with a GP referral.

Private health insurance rebates may apply for "Occupational Therapy" - please check with your health fund.

Play Therapy for children 3 - 12 years with emotional, social & behavioural difficulties

Play Therapy allows your child to play out their worries and concerns with support from the Play Therapist.

Discover Me Occupational Therapy has a specially designed playroom with creative media, role play equipment and a variety of therapeutic toys. Developmentally sensitive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children - the evidence based intervention for anxiety, depression, self-regulation and emotional difficulties.

As an Occupational Therapist I have specialist knowledge about child development and the impact emotional, social and behavioural problems may have on the child, their family, school and social environments.

Play Therapy can be helpful to assist parents, caregivers and teachers to understand what the child is experiencing persistent:

  • Emotional Difficulties - anxiety, insecurity and dependent on others, separation anxiety, negative thoughts, worries and fears, low mood, aggression and anger.
  • Social Difficulties - withdrawing from others, difficulty making and keeping friends, bullying behaviour, being bullied, excessive clingyness, sibling rivalry, poor bonding and attachment
  • Behavioural - refusing to go to school/day care, poor self-confidence affecting learning, disruptive in class
  • Traumatic Life Event or Situation - abuse, death of a close family member, traumatic divorce, chronic illness or frequent hospitalisations, witness or victim of a traumatic event, foster care and adoption issues.

My approach is collaborative so when requested strategies will be given to assist the child linked with the play therapy process.

Counselling for Adolescent & Adults

Counselling for adolescents and adults may assist individuals with the following difficulties:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar affective disorder (manic-depression)
  • psychosis & schizophrenia
  • difficulty coping with life
  • stress related illnesses

Counselling may include:

  • stress and anxiety management
  • improving self esteem and confidence
  • relaxation
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • linking in with community support services
Address 1B / 73 Gibson Avenue
Padbury WA 6025
Tel 0422 087 107