clinicians have extensive experience working with children, young people and
families affected by relationship, developmental, emotional, mental
health and behavioural difficulties.
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 and trained in a range of solution-focussed, evidence-based
therapies. We tailor sessions to suit individuals and families.
We are registered for rebates and funding including Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Victims Services.
Dr. Veronica Harris
Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist, Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip, MAPS, MCCP, MAAFT, BCN
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.
Veronica has extensive experience in supporting children and young people with managing mood and emotions (including anxiety & low mood), behavioural difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. She supports parents in parenting and managing
developmental milestones. She has a special interest and experience in:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural difficulties, parenting support and skills building, developing resilience and problem solving strategies, trauma, visible difference and disfigurement including cleft lip, cranio facial conditions, burns, vitiligo, eczemaVeronica draws on a range of intervention strategies including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Mindfulness based therapies
based approaches including attachment theory (she is a Circle of
Security Parenting Facilitator), democratic, guidance based &
collaborative parenting approaches
- Family therapy and family-based interventions
- Solution focused brief therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Neurofeedback (also called EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy)
has worked 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
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 board certified in Neurofeedback (BCN).