Shona Innes Psychology works with children, their families, schools and community agencies to provide support and workable treatment plans for kids with troubles.

Working with children is just so important! Assisting at the first signs that they need help can prevent them from developing maladaptive ways of dealing with troubles.

It can be difficult for some to untangle what might be normal or expected troubles from those that might need a more clinical focus.

Shonna Innes Psychology understands the wonders and complexities of child development and we are keen to support a child’s natural support systems to provide the right kinds and levels of assistance.

These troubles may include:

  • Anger: management of meltdowns and tantrums
  • Shyness: introversion and social anxiousness
  • School refusal
  • Dealing with bullying: the bully or the bullied
  • Grief: coping with death and loss
  • Family separation: breakdowns, divorce and change
  • Learning and development matters: identifying and managing intellectual disability and autism spectrum
  • Challenging behaviours: Naughtiness, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder
  • Friendships: getting along with others, managing demanding friends

For more information about these and other matters affecting children and their carers contact Shona Innes Psychology by phone 0400 150 106 or email


Big Hug Series – Purchase the Big hug series here

The Big Hug picture books for children, published by the The Five Mile Press, are designed to gently talk about topics that many find emotional. Each of the stories has grown from psychological sessions with children (and sometimes with grown-ups) to help them understand and talk about complex emotional situations in simple and gentle ways. Each book includes notes for parents or teachers that can be used to guide the ways they assist their children and students.

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