Education and Developmental Psychologist
Works predominately with individuals with ASD
My name is Allison Haynes and I would like to introduce myself and my services to you. I am a psychologist that works predominately with in children and particularly ASD. I am experienced in all areas of child and adolescent psychology. My particular area of specialty is in assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children with ASD. This comes from my work as a centre psychologist for the AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism, and my own experiences in parenting a child with ASD. I am a panel provider for the Helping Children with Autism Initiative.
I am experienced in CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and child therapy, particularly play-based therapies, such as Sand Play, Art Therapy and Metaphorical work.
I am also experienced in child and school issues such as ADHD, Learning Difficulties, bullying, social skills, emotion regulation, self esteem problems, school refusal, depression, anxiety, OCD and panic disorder, anger management, Executive Functioning and memory problems, and sleep problems.
I believe that children learn best through play, and I bring this philosophy to the therapy setting. I feel strongly that children do not live in isolation, so the majority of my work is with not only the child but skilling the support networks around the child. This includes parenting support, and school and child care based strategies.
I am also licensed to run group programs, including Stepping Stones Triple P (for children with a disability), the Secret Agent Society (Social skills program for High Functioning ASD) and Circle of Security Parenting Program.
If you would like to know more or to book an appointment you can call either (07) 5495 6668 for Morayfield or Click here to email me directly.