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 13 child psychologists in 2017.
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 practice professional support.
Areas We Service
We offer home school and child care visits around the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas – please look to see if you suburb is within the map area or see the list below:
Brisbane Northside suburbs serviced (North to Narangba): Albion Alderley Arana Hills Ascot Aspley Bald Hills Banyo Boondall Bracken Ridge Bray Park Bridgeman Downs Brighton Bunya Carseldine Cashmere Chermside Chermside West Clayfield Deagon Eagle Farm Eatons Hill Everton Park Ferny Grove Ferny Hills Fitzgibbon Gaythorne Geebung Gordon Park Grange Hamilton Hendra Kedron Kenmore Keperra Lutwyche McDowall Milton Mitchelton Moggill Newmarket Northgate North Lakes Nudgee Nudgee Beach Nundah Pinkenba Sandgate Shorncliffe Stafford Stafford Heights Taigum The Gap Virginia Warner Wavell Heights Wilston Windsor Wooloowin Zillmere
Brisbane Inner Eastern Suburbs (East to Bulimba and Carindale): Balmoral Bulimba Camp Hill Cannon Hill Carina Carindale Coorparoo Hawthorne Morningside Murarrie Norman Park Seven Hills. We don’t currently service any Bayside suburbs
Brisbane Southwestern suburbs serviced (South to Mt Gravatt):
Annerley Archerfield Darra Doolandella Drewvale Durack Dutton Park Eight Mile Plains Ellen Grove Fairfield Forest Lake Greenslopes Heathwood Holland Park Holland Park West Inala Jindalee Mackenzie Mansfield Moorooka Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Mt Ommaney Richlands Rochedale Rocklea Salisbury Seventeen Mile Rocks Sinnamon Park Sunnybank Hills Tarragindi Tennyson Upper Mount Gravatt Wacol Yeerongpilly Yeronga
Ipswich and surrounding areas serviced: Amberley Augustine Heights 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 Gailes Goodna Ipswich Karalee Karrabin Leichhardt Moores Pocket Muirlea New Chum Newtown North Booval North Ipswich North Tivoli One Mile Raceview Redbank Redbank Plains Riverview Sadliers Crossing Silkstone Springfield Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Tivoli West Ipswich Willowbank Woodend Wulkuraka Yamanto