Our Team

Our Team
Dr Veronica Harris, Clare Brouggy, Susan Knight

Our team has extensive experience working with children, young people and families affected by relationship, developmental, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties.

Our clinicians are compassionate and non-judgemental. We build on individual and family strengths, to support you in managing the challenges of daily life. We build resilient, happy and confident children and families.

All of our clinicians are experienced in working with children and young people. Our clinicians are trained in a range of solution-focussed, evidence-based therapies and tailor sessions to suit individuals and families.

We are registered for rebates and funding including Medicare, Private Health Insurance, NDIS, Victims Services.

Dr. Veronica Harris
Principal Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip

Veronica is the Founder and Director of the Child & Family Counselling Clinic. With over 30 years experience working with children, young people and families, she has a solid understanding of child development and the challenges associated with parenting and family life.

She is a highly skilled and experienced clinical psychologist, family therapist and parent educator. She applies:

  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship based approaches including attachment theory (she is a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator), democratic, guidance based & collaborative parenting approaches
  • Solution focussed & narrative therapies
  • Neurofeedback for ADHD, emotional wellbeing (including anxiety & depression), better sleep patterns, optimal learning & performance

Special interests: In addition to her work with common childhood difficulties, including worries, anxiety, sadness, behavioural difficulties, and managing developmental milestones, she has a special interest and experience in:

  • supporting children with ADHD and behavioural difficulties
  • parenting support and skills building
  • visible difference and disfigurement including cleft lip, cranio facial conditions, burns, vitiligo, eczema

Experience: Veronica has extensive experience across a range of private, charitable and government organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has extensive, practical experience managing children with challenging and difficult behaviour. As a parent, she understands how demanding parenting can be and appreciates the realities and daily challenges of family life.

Training: Veronica completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at Macquarie University and her postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of London) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Theory (Family Therapy) from the Tavistock Clinic (University of East London).

Registration and Professional Membership: Veronica is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Clinical College of Psychologists(MCCP). She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001292919) and with Medicare as a Clinical Psychology Provider. She is a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (MAAFT), a member of the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health, the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, the International Society for Neurofeedback Research and the Neurofeedback & Psychology Special Interest Group (Australian Psychological Society). She is working towards certification in Neurofeedback from the BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).

Clare Brouggy
Registered Psychologist
BA, MHSc, Grad Dip Ed

Clare has over 13 years experience working with children, adolescents and families to provide therapeutic intervention, counselling and assessment. She is also a secondary teacher.

Clare is skilled in a range of therapies including:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Art therapy
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Mindfulness based therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy

Special interests: As well as her work with children, Clare particularly enjoys working with young people. She has a special interest in:

  • the challenges of managing social media and technology
  • developing coping strategies to target anxiety and stress
  • overcoming depression and building resilience
  • enhancing relationships and targeting school related difficulties
  • supporting positive body image
  • supporting students with special needs to feel confident in their school environment and build relationships
  • supporting mothers with perinatal depression
  • working with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families

Experience: Clare has worked across primary and secondary educational setting as well in hospitals and private practice.

Training: Clare completed her Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University and a Master of Health Science (Child and Adolescent Health) from Sydney University. She completed a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) at Charles Sturt University.

Registration and Professional Membership: Clare is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (Assoc MAPS) and registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001067016). She is registered with Medicare.

Susan Knight
Registered Psychologist
BA(Hons), DipEd, DPastCouns

Susan has over 16 years experience, working with children, young people and adults affected by mental health issues, disability and behavioural concerns. She has thorough knowledge and understanding of child development and disability, and an appreciation of the impact that disability has on individuals, families and parenting.

Susan is skilled in a range of therapies and can adapt these approaches to best meet the needs of young children and children with developmental delays or disabilities:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Brief solution focussed therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Counselling, including grief counselling
  • Attachment and relationship based therapies

Special interests: In addition to working with typically developing children and young people, Susan has a special interest and experience in working with children with:

  • anxiety or sensory difficulties
  • managing mood and emotions
  • developing resilience and problem solving strategies
  • challenges in developing social skills or participating in group situations
  • school or friendship related concerns
  • developmental or learning delays and disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, global developmental delay or genetic syndromes

Experience: Susan has worked in charitable and private settings, including Consultant for Psychology at Cerebral Palsy Australia, managing multi-disciplinary therapy teams, and providing psychology services in rural and remote areas of NSW.

Training: Susan has qualifications and training in psychology, counselling, education and computer science.

Registration and Professional Membership: Susan is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (Assoc MAPS), is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001054652) and as a provider with Medicare and the NDIS.