Psychology services for gifted children, adults and their families
I grew up not knowing that I was a gifted individual. As a result, I was rebellious and dropped out of school early. It wasn’t until I had my children and my youngest was found to be ‘profoundly gifted’ that I started to understand what it meant to be gifted.
Finding limited help, it made perfect sense to specialise in this area. Being gifted was the topic of my PhD thesis – I’ve studied this in depth, and I’m constantly researching what makes the gifted ones think.
I’ve been that troubled kid, and I’ve been that parent not knowing what to do for my child who’s struggling. And don’t get me started on trying to make schools understand!
I get it, and I’ll tell it how it is without judgement.
What you’ll get from me
I offer individual therapy and mentoring for gifted children, adolescents and adults. I get that being gifted is 24/7, and it colours your world. It’s not something that stops when you’re no longer at school.
Being gifted is not a hat you put on during school or work hours – the hat we wear is always on.
I also support the parents of gifted children as I know how dizzying the roller coaster ride can be. I’m also happy to be an advocate for your children and help you deal with the school. I can talk to parent groups or schools about the experience of raising gifted children, or of being a gifted individual.
Psychological assessment of children
I can conduct IQ and achievement assessments to help parents (and teachers) to better understand and meet the needs of their children.
I have extensive experience in the testing of gifted children and regularly conduct assessments for early entry into preschool or kindergarten.
Do you think you or your child may be gifted?
If you’ve never been tested for being a gifted one, I’m happy to help you or your child find the right help. Or if you are a gifted one and want some help understanding yourself, let’s chat.