Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Acquired Brain Injury
Our highly trained Autism Assessors and Speech Therapist work alongside our Clinical Neuropsychologist to provide cognitive assessments for conditions affecting the brain such as ASD or ADHD.
Neuropsychologists are experienced in cognitive assessments, diagnosis and treatment that help you or your loved one manage cognitive abilities or challenges.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
We provide personalised psychological support from our Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists for a wide range of mental health conditions affecting people of all ages.
Psychological therapy can provide a pathway to better mental health whatever your age, from children and teens to adults and seniors.
Social skills" refers to the range of verbal and non-verbal behaviours involved in communicating and interacting with others. Evidence-based and structured social skills training has been shown to be effective in improving peoples’ ability to successfully engage with others.
Our neuropsychologist will use a combination of the “Improving First Impressions” training program and other evidence-based social skills programs/techniques to improve the social skills of individuals who currently have deficits in this area. The program aims to maximise social skills and encourage participation in everyday contexts. Relevant cognitive deficits (e.g. attention, memory, problem solving) and mental health concerns (e.g. self-esteem, confidence) are addressed alongside social skills training to assist with the individual’s continued improvement in social situations.
This training is applicable to individuals who experience cognitive impairments due to a wide range of clinical, sub-clinical or medical conditions. These include, but are not limited to: brain injuries, mild intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
The Cognitive Rehabilitation Programme is a fundamental service for individuals with a traumatic brain injury to assist them to find strategies to overcome their cognitive barriers and improve their overall quality of life. Structured interventions have been demonstrated to improve functioning and quality of life for individuals with cognitive impairments. The goal of cognitive rehabilitation is to achieve the most independent or highest level of functioning.
The program is tailored for assisting individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and as a result, experience cognitive difficulty (such as poor memory and attention) and difficulties with day to day functioning (like work, relationships and independent living).
Secret Agent Society (SAS) small group program for children aged 8-12 years with emotional or social challenges.
This award-winning, evidence-based multimedia program is designed to help children aged 8-12 years who are dealing with ASD, ADHD or other social and emotional challenges Group programs offer a supportive framework to help develop more social or emotional resilience to cope with everyday situations or specific moments.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an evidence-based technique that’s widely used by psychologists and clinical psychologists because it helps people: identify unhelpful thought patterns learn practical self-help tactics improve overall mental health
CBT teaches you how to switch negative or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour to a more realistic, positive, and problem-solving approach.
Decades of research has shown that CBT is highly effective in treating a range of psychological conditions in children and adults. And, it remains effective long after treatment has finished.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a form of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. It’s a mindfulness-based approach to dealing with problems. It involves acceptance of what is out of your control and commitment to actions that will improve your life. ACT aims to improve your ability to engage in positive behaviours while experiencing difficult thoughts or emotions. It has been used to successfully treat adults and children with a wide range of psychological conditions.
Bariatric Assessment and Support
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
If you are struggling with intense emotions or conflict in your relationships, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy gives you the skills to better regulate your situation. With DBT, you will work towards developing therapeutic skills in these four areas: - mindfulness – you learn how to accept and be completely present in each moment - distress tolerance – you can’t always escape negative emotions, so we help you learn how to increase your tolerance of them - emotion regulation – intense emotions can cause harm in different areas of your life – we show you alternative approaches to manage these emotions - interpersonal effectiveness – you develop skills to become a more effective communicator and enhance your relationships by demonstrating self-worth and being assertive. Research shows that DBT has successfully helped people deal with: Depression Binge-eating PTSDBulimia Bipolar Disorder Substance abuse
Secret Agent Society (SAS) Small Group Program
Are you seeking another pathway to help your 8-12-year-old child develop more social or emotional resilience? Do you have concerns about their ability to cope with everyday or specific situations due to ASD, ADHD or other difficulties? We are delighted to be offering the award-winning SAS Small Group Program at Gateway Psychological Services. This in-demand, evidence-based multimedia program is designed for children aged 8-12 years who are dealing with: - High functioning Autism / Asperger’s - Anxiety disorders - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Anger management difficulties - Other general challenges with friendships, teamwork, conversations or staying calm If you’d like to learn more about our SAS Small Group Program and whether it’s suitable for your child, contact our trained program facilitator, Karyn Proctor.