We'll start with an initial meet-and-greet where I will focus on gathering information - this will help me to decide on the best way forward, ensuring that your efforts are not wasted. 

You can access any of the following services!


  • Child Counselling

  • Parent-Child Counselling

  • Whole-of-Family Counselling

  • Dog-Assisted Therapy - for individuals or groups

  • Parenting Consultation

  • 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching Program 


Support will be tailored to suit the needs of you and/or your family. 

Let's take it back to basics. Increase your understanding about child development, relationships and expectations so that you can tune into each other's needs and make decisions that help, not hinder. 

Now, while they are still young. Because that's when it counts.


  • Perhaps the strategies you have relied on aren't working anymore.

  • Maybe you just can't wrap your head around parenting your child at a certain age?

  • Or your child's behaviour is just downright puzzling. 

  • Are you unsure about how your child might cope with an upcoming transition or change?

  • Are you thinking your child has more worries or fears than they should for their age?

  • Do you need some clarity about what is normal and what isn't?


When you come to me, you get solutions to the above and more. 


Growing up is hard. We forget how much children have to discover about their world.  As a parent, you know the important role you play in supporting their wellbeing in this learning process, especially when they are challenged and when they are challenging. 

I see kids everyday whose caregivers find it tough to understand their behaviour and presentation. Or who don't have the time, know-how or energy to respond in ways they feel proud of. Not for a lack of trying! But because parenting doesn't come with clear-cut and foolproof strategies for getting it right 100% of the time. 

So what do I do that's so different to the other "experts" out there? 

I empower you with increased confidence and clarity to promote your child's social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing. 


YOU get the tools and understanding to help your family to thrive.

Oh, and if you want to, you can have my trained canine pal, Ralph, along for the ride...

BUT...you're here for a reason.




"Five to Thrive" is a series of 5 therapeutic sessions designed to give you:

  • The skills, tools and understanding to better meet your child's social and emotional wellbeing;

  • Clarity about your child's development and the available supports and services that could suit their needs;

  • The chance to learn what therapeutic strategies you could incorporate into your parenting practice; and

  • An opportunity to share your exasperation, stress or uncertainty with someone willing to listen.​

$55 / month
A perfect option if you're trying to put your learning into practice and want to consult a professional for guidance as you go along!
Your monthly subscription will allow you to have 60 minutes of phone support with me per month to track your progress as you implement your tools and strategies.  Eligible for new and existing clients.

P.O. Box 5103, Kew VIC 3101

​0424 115 437


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Servicing: Kew, Balwyn, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Surrey Hills, Blackburn, Burwood, Doncaster, Forest Hill, Ringwood, Mitcham, Heathmont, Wantirna, and surrounds. Please enquire if your area is not covered as Penny may still be able to assist in some way!