For Every Child to Smile Inside
Dandelion Clinical Psychology has been created to provide a dedicated children’s clinic of excellence for child and family psychological assessment and intervention. The vision is for ‘every child to smile inside’ and offers the highest standard of psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention for a wide range of mental health struggles and presentations for children under 12.
Dr Jill Cumberbatch, Director, is a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years post doctorate clinical experience specifically working with children and families in the UK and Australia. Jill gained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds, England and worked for 15 years in a child and adolescent therapy team for complex mental health difficulties before moving to Australia with her family.
Jill’s years of experience the UK was in understanding and treating complex presentations in children and young people, both emotional and developmental, using a range of therapies that best suit the child and their family to reach change or a resolution in a short time. Jill has dedicated her career to working with children and families and is passionate about ensuring children have the best chance at life and fulfil their hopes and dreams with confidence and resilience. She provides a warm and professional approach to her practice and believes every child matters. Jill has been fortunate to work across a number of teams over the years including family therapy, paediatric, neuropsychological assessment, child protection and risk management, in addition to providing individual and group therapy across a range of emotional difficulties with children and young people. Jill was also an accomplished lecturer and supervisor at University of Liverpool for trainee Clinical Psychologists before moving to Australia in 2015.
Jill is fully registered with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
All therapeutic interventions are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each child following comprehensive assessment and formulation. This is from a firm belief in the importance of understanding the ‘why’ of a child’s emotional and behavioural concerns. It is only with this knowledge that the most effective therapeutic intervention can be identified and optimum change, health and happiness be achieved.
Dandelion Clinical Psychology supports children and families facing a range of difficulties and challenges including but not limited to:
Anxiety disorders; Anger; Depression; Grief and loss; Trauma; Family conflict; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Sensory and processing difficulties; School associated difficulties – learning, friendships, anxiety, school refusal; Family therapy – effective parenting strategies, building attachments, support with family breakdown and communication.
Mental health check-ups and screening for Irlens Syndrome is also available.
Dandelion Clinical Psychology for Children does not provide:
Court reports and assessments
Dandelion Clinical Psychology for Children is located in Maroochydore and proudly offers excellence as standard to all children and families of the Sunshine Coast. Dandelion is passionate about making this service available to as many children as possible so ensures the gap fee with a Mental Health Care plan from a GP or paediatrician is kept to a minimum.
Dr Jill is registered with Medicare. Each 50 minute session is $181.50. If you have been referred by your GP or Paediatrician a Mental Health Care Plan via the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative can provide you with 10 sessions with a rebate of $126.50, which translates to $55 out of pocket expenses per 50 minute session. Pension and Health Care Card Holders will be offered lower gap fees as will those with financial hardship.
If you have private health insurance you may receive a rebate for psychological assessment and treatment depending on the type of cover you have. Your Private Health Fund will be able to advise you of this.
Payment can be made by EFTPOS or credit card at the end of each appointment. Refunds for Medicare and Private Health Funds can be processed immediately using HICAPS.
If you would like to make an appointment please contact Dandelion Clinical Psychology for Children.
Address: 8 Pikki St
Telephone: 07 5452 9804
Fax: 07 5452 7599