Welcome to www.childpsychologist.co.nz the homepage of Registered Developmental Child Psychologist, Michelle van Dyk.
Michelle provides a service for parents and caregivers who require support and assistance with their infants, preschoolers and young children.
Michelle is located in Christchurch and is available for face to face consultations in the Christchurch-Canterbury area.
For more information on Michelle's services and fees click here.
August 2013 - Earthquake counselling continues to be available for children and adults through the Harakeke Centre. Children may be suffering from separation anxiety, toileting issues or ongoing disturbed sleeping patterns and you may be eligible for this free service. To be eligible the presenting behaviours need to be related to underlying anxiety caused by the earthquakes. Contact the Harakeke Centre, Christchurch for more detail: www.harakekecentre.co.nz orPhone: 03 356 0000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 April 2013 - Michelle published in Family Times
Michelle wrote a feature article for the Family Times on anxious children. Click here to read online.
20 November 2012 - Michelle published in Family Times
Michelle wrote a feature article for the Family Times on improving behaviour through play with your preschooler. Click here to read the article online.
7 April 2011 - Free service for children affected by the earthquakes
Michelle is now working with colleagues at the Harakeke Centre in Christchurch. The Harakeke Centre staff, who include psychotherapists, counsellors and a play therapist,
have recently won a contract through Relationship Services to provide free trauma counselling to children and families affected by the Christchurch earthquakes. Contact Michelle or the Harakeke Centre for more information.
Little Treasures Magazine
Michelle was recently quoted in the February/March 2010 Little
Treasures Magazine, in the article “Give-it-a-go Kids” on raising
independent young children - click here to read on.
Child Psychologist Consultation Service
As an experienced child psychologist, Michelle is available for consultation and intervention in these areas:
• Anxiety issues
• Attachment issues
• Behavioural problems
• Cognitive assessments
• Developmental delay
• Eating problems
• Separation anxiety
• Sleeping problems
• Social interaction problems
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