Category Archives for Adolescents

Counselling in Cairns

Counselling in Cairns for children and adults. At Innate Therapies we have the most diverse counselling practice in Far North Queensland. Our Principal Practitioner, Donna Mahoney, is well regarded in Cairns for her work with children who have been subjected to severe trauma and/or sexual abuse. Donna’s young clients are often referred to her from […]

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Taking Charge of Bullying

Taking Charge of Bullying is a workshop for parent’s facilitated by Innate Therapies Taking charge of bullying aims to give parents an overview of what bullying is and some effective tools they can use to assist their children to become resilient and not becoming a target for bullying within the school system. The Education Department has […]

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Behaviour Modification

Behaviour modification What is behaviour modification? Behaviour modification is the process of recognising undesirable behaviours and teaching and encouraging alternative positive behaviours in their place.  For example, if a child always throws a tantrum when asked to get dressed in the morning. Rather than focus on the negative behaviour (the tantrum) and reacting to the […]

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Self-Esteem in Children

Within my work as a child, adolescent and family counsellor I come across children and young people who have a very low opinion of themselves, i.e. a low self-esteem. This is very concerning to me for a variety of reasons, and in turn led me to writing a program called Esteemed Champions, to counteract the […]

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Teenage depression

What is teenage depression? Depression is a mental illness that affects many people of all ages and in varying degrees.  While we all undergo some times of sadness or feeling low, those that have depression are dealing with these feelings not only for an extended period of time but to a much more severe degree […]

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