Steve Rushton started Changes Child Psychology home visit service in 2012 to offer children and families practical skill building where the problems were occurring without charging an additional call out fee (which was standard practice at the time). Steve found over time that it was much easier to build rapport and teach kids practical social and emotional skills in their own environment compared to a clinic room.
In late 2012 Changes needed another like minded child psychologist to help – Rob joined the team and in early 2013 Bianca and then the team grew over time with many more highly skilled psychologists to it’s current level of 10 child psychologists.
Changes is still focused on providing practical skill building and therapy in homes schools and child care centres for children aged 2 to 17 years old and their parents. We provide some assessments however our focus is treatment and we will only recommend formal assessments if and when it will help a child’s functioning in a practical way.
Many of our clients also report that they like our team’s solution focused approach to therapy rather than diagnosis and labeling. Many parents told us they were initially not sure about getting support for their child because they didn’t want them diagnosed or labeled with a ‘permanent’ problem or impairment. All our psychologists work on developing children’s and parents awareness skills and perseverance in the face of common and not so common life challenges as we believe most challenges can be overcome or at the very least minimised with some skill building and coaching.
Adult and Child Psychologist Service Area
We offer home school and child care visits around the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas – please look to see if your suburb is in the list of suburbs below. If it is not, we may be able to service your suburb, but additional travel costs may apply
Brisbane Northside suburbs serviced
From CBD North to Narangba/Redcliffe -NOT including Dayboro or Mt Samson
Albion Alderley Arana Hills Ascot Aspley Bald Hills Banyo Boondall Bracken Ridge Bray Park Bridgeman Downs Brighton Bunya Carseldine Cashmere CBD Chermside Chermside West Clayfield Clontarf Deception Bay Deagon Eagle Farm Eatons Hill Everton Park Ferny Grove Ferny Hills Fitzgibbon Gaythorne Geebung Gordon Park Grange Griffin Hamilton Hendra Joyner Kallangur Kedron Kenmore Keperra Kippa-Ring Lutwyche Margate McDowall Milton Mitchelton Moggill Mt Glorius Murrumba Downs Narangba Newmarket Newport Northgate North Lakes Nudgee Nudgee Beach Nundah Petrie Redcliffe Rothwell Samford Sandgate Scarborough Shorncliffe Spring Hill Stafford Stafford Heights Strathpine Taigum The Gap Virginia Warner Wavell Heights Wilston Windsor Woody Point Wooloowin Zillmere
Brisbane Southside suburbs serviced
From CBD south to Mt Gravatt – NOT Logan or Bayside suburbs:
Annerley Archerfield Bulimba Camp Hill Cannon Hill Carina Carina Heights Carindale Coorparoo Darra Doolandella Drewvale Durack Dutton Park Fairfield Forest Lake Greenslopes Hawthorne Heathwood Holland Park Holland Park West Indooroopilly Jindalee Moorooka Morningside Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Mt Ommaney Norman Park Richlands Rocklea Salisbury Seven Hills Seventeen Mile Rocks Sinnamon Park Sunnybank Hills Tarragindi Tennyson Wacol Yeerongpilly Yeronga
Ipswich and surrounding areas serviced
Amberley Barellan Point Basin Pocket Bellbird Park Blackstone Booval Brassall Brookwater Bundamba Camira Carole Park Churchill Chuwar Coalfalls Collingwood Park Deebing Heights Dinmore East Ipswich Eastern Heights Ebbw Vale Flinders View Ipswich Karalee Karrabin Leichhardt Moores Pocket Muirlea New Chum Newtown North Booval North Ipswich North Tivoli One Mile Purga Raceview Ripley Riverview Sadliers Crossing Silkstone Tivoli West Ipswich Willowbank Woodend Wulkuraka Yamanto