Services offered by Spectrum House

Education, Understanding, and Skills for Life.

Psychological Support

Children, teenagers and young adults seek support from Spectrum House for a variety of concerns.

Common concerns we support are:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Social challenges or differences
  • Sibling support
  • Parent coping skills
  • And a variety of other mental health concerns

We use a combination of cognitive behavioural therapies, psycho-education and other evidence based interventions in order to support individuals and families. Many clients use their sessions to better understand their triggers, find strategies to use in their day-to-day lives and to create plans to assist them make the most out of life. We are person-centred and practical in our approach to support.

We also support parents to better understand their child and to support them to build a positive and meaningful relationship. Parent support sessions can be held in a number of ways. Please ask us for more information.

If you, or someone you care about would benefit from our counselling services, please do not hesitate to call or email us for more information regarding how we can help.

Professional Development

Our Director, Emma-Rose Parsons conducts both online and onsite professional development (PD) for schools and kindergartens, in addition to speaking at seminars and conferences.

These PD sessions are tailored to the specific requirements of each school and can range from 1 hour to a full day. All materials are provided and a pre-questionaire is requested to ensure specific questions are covered during your training session.

Certificates of completion are available on request after the event. Emma-Rose has been working alongside and within schools since her early days as a psychologist and thoroughly enjoys assisting teachers to support their students.

In addition to tailored programs, you are able to access her previously completed webinars.

Please complete the following form for any professional development requests:

Topics available for PD include:
  • Understanding and supporting students with an ADHD diagnosis.
  • Understanding and supporting students with an autism diagnosis.
  • Understanding and supporting students with anxiety.
  • Supporting students with challenging behaviours.

All topics are informative, with practical advice and typically a Q & A component.

Emma-Rose prefers to speak in person when possible, to ensure an interactive experience.

However, she also has some tricks up her sleeve to make online presentations fun and enaging for teachers and leadership teams!


The assessment process usually includes an initial meeting to discuss concerns and the client's history, followed by the assessments, report writing and then a feedback session.

Reports include user friendly suggestions and recommendations for support/treatment if required. Reports for funding are available for kindergarten and school. Letters of support are also available if required.

The assessment tools used by our team include highly regarded cognitive assessments, depression and anxiety scales, pervasive developmental disorder checklists and interactive assessments, as well as assessments to measure the capacity to cope in a social setting.

Feedback from these assessments is designed to be helpful when deciding how best to move forward, following the assessment findings.

Assessments offered by our team include:
  • Cognitive skills (Both for students who may be finding school difficult or too easy/boring).
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Emotional wellbeing.
  • Adaptive and developmental norms/levels.
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