Psychologists identify and change patterns of behaviour which are having a negative impact on your health, relationships, performance, or social interactions.

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  • Empowering You!

    Psychologists focus on changing attitudes and behaviours to develop, motivate, change and empower clients.

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  • Why Love Matters

    Are you struggling with your relationship with your child? We can help you with that..
    Why Love Matters: love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work. Sue Gerhardt.

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  • Lower the barriers

    Are there barriers to you spending time with your child/ children post separation or divorce?
    Do you feel discouraged? despair?
    We can help you with this
    If a community values its children it must cherish their parents. (Bowlby, 1951, p. 84)

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We base our work on the ASPIRE * Principles for Wellbeing. ASPIRE* is the acronym for Agency, Safety, Positivity, Inclusion, Respect and Equity to promote relational wellbeing with self and others.

  • Agency –  we ensure that clients  are not told what to do or think, they are given responsibility to create solutions.
  • Safety –  Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.
  • Positivity – our work is strengths and solutions focused: we encourage clients to explore what they want in life. We promote a positive mindset.
  • Inclusion – we aim to maximise a sense of belonging in challenging situations.
  • Respect – we promote active listening.
  • Equity – we ensure that the therapist is an equal participant in the therapeutic journey.Growing Great Schools™

    by, Sue Roffey and Growing Great Schools Worldwide.

Red Kangaroo ~ Moving Forward

The Red Kangaroo represents moving forward without inhibitions & not looking back. Sometimes the future can be scary and we fear based on our past experiences, the Red Kangaroo is about moving forward with confidence and pride.

Delve into the future and push beyond all restrictions, limitations & anything that is holding you back…the Kangaroo cannot go backwards only forward so lets move forward now in leaps and bounds and see where this journey will take us, on a road to discovery…

Cared4 Katoomba sits within the lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and recognise their strength, capacity, diversity and resilience.

We help with the following

Children & Adolescents

Families including Foster Care Settings and blended families

Couples or Individuals preparing for Adoption

Parents with parenting issues

Teachers and care workers dealing with workplace stress or vicarious trauma

Educational settings

Our areas of expertise:

Separation & Divorce

Are you worried about the impact of your separation/ divorce on your child/ children? We can help you . . .

  • Comply with court ordered counselling, assessment and reporting.
  • Support your child after separation.
  • Problem solve parent contact/ custody issues.
  • Receive support with Domestic Violence.
  • Explore Child Safety Concerns
  • Create blended families

Education Issues

Does your child have difficulties with school and learning? We can help you with this. We can complete comprehensive assessments that look at:

  • your child’s ability to think and reason (cognitive assessments)
  • your child ability to interact with other people (social skills)
  • your child’s favourite interests
  • your child’s favourite reward/ motivations
  • your child’s level of independence
  • your child’s reading, spelling & writing (literacy) and maths (numeracy) skills
  • your child’s emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and sense of resilience

Trauma Counselling

Are you a case manager of a child in out of home care ? Looking for support with attachment based therapy/ trauma focused therapy and assessments for school based support? We can help by…

  • assessing attachment and planning intervention to support a foster care relationship
  • providing assessment and counselling support for trauma symptoms
  • helping carers and schools understand impact of trauma on learning & development
  • provide group support for peer based relationship difficulties
  • assess extent of learning difficulties and provide intensive intervention

Supervision and Professional Development

Are you part of a school/ care/ mental health leadership team planning staff development? Are you a provisionally/fully registered psychologist wanting supervision?

  • Workshops on a range of topics to suit your school development plan including trauma informed practice, relational pedagogy, dealing with vicarious trauma, building resilience and promoting social and emotional learning and development in staff and children.
  • Face to face or online meetings for those exploring psychology as a profession.
  • Group supervision on a monthly basis on topics relating to trauma, attachment and life long learning.
  • Supervision to gain entry to the College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists.
  • Individual peer supervision to contribute to AHPRA/ QCT/ NSW Institute of Teachers professional development required hours.