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We work along the continuum of need: from the niche space of child welfare, through to the normative challenges faced by individuals navigating the modern world. From assessments to direct supports, we explore different dimensions of wellbeing and safety from an individual and interdependent perspective.


Immersive, luxury, growth-inspired getaways. We host self-care retreats and professional development workshops that reconnect you with nature.


Combining a range of assessment approaches, and eclectic coaching techniques, we help you frame up an inspired vision for yourself, and set about a plan to get you there.


Registered psychologists and counsellors work with you to understand the underlying drivers of your day-to-day experiences at work or in your personal life - exploring the impact of family of origin, early trauma and adversity, successes and failures, signature strengths and core beliefs about yourself, others and the world - and supporting you to make change aligned to your values and that reflects a life worth living.


Medicate rebates may be available for participants with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Group Therapy

ACT for Wellbeing - 6 Session Program

Discover the practical, supportive and cost-effective treatment option of group therapy. Research shows that group therapy can be just as effective as individual therapy, but with the added benefits of reduced financial cost. Our registered psychologists and counsellors will guide each cohort to experience the transformative power of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioural therapy. ACT focuses on psychological flexibility and valued engagement in life. In essence, ACT can be summarised as "be present, open up, and do what matters."

Medicate rebates may be available for participants with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Child and Family Wellbeing

Specialists in complex trauma, child protection and general family wellbeing

Making space to work with individuals on family related safety and wellbeing makes sense. Data from the World Values Survey in 2016 show that, across more than sixty countries studied, family is consistently considered the most important aspect of life when compared to friends, leisure time, politics, work, and religion. In none of these countries is any other aspect of life rated as more significant than family. 

Avidus & Co psychologists and counsellors know the vital role that family relationships, including safe and attuned connections with parents, carers, siblings, and spouses, play in shaping not only an individual's overall happiness, health and wellbeing; but the wellbeing markers of the family system.


We work with:

  1. Individual Functioning and Life Satisfaction: This aspect focuses on how content an individual is with their own life.

  2. Family Functioning and Life Satisfaction: Here, we consider how satisfied an entire family is with their collective life experience.

  3. Individual Interdependent Functioning and Happiness: This dimension explores an individual's sense of connection and happiness within their social context.

  4. Family Interdependent Functioning and Happiness: Delves into how interconnected and content a family feels as a unit within their broader social environment.


Our approach to assessing and working with individuals around family related safety and wellbeing needs is grounded in the following evidence-informed approaches:

  • Family Systems Theory: Understanding family dynamics and interactions as an interconnected system.

  • Attachment Theory: Emphasising secure emotional bonds within families.

  • Ecological Systems Theory: Examining influences on families from micro, meso, and macro systems.

  • Strengths-Based Approach: Identifying and building upon family strengths and resources.

  • Family Resilience Framework: Coping with adversity and fostering resilience in families.

  • Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating change conversations

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Creating a safe environment for healing from trauma and early adversity.

  • Narrative Therapy: Reframing family stories for wellbeing and resilience.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing dysfunctional thought patterns and behaviours within families.

  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Integrating mindfulness practices for self-awareness and communication skills.

  • Parenting Programs: Evidence-based programs for improving parenting skills.

  • Psychoeducation: Providing families with information on specific challenges, such as mental health conditions.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): Identifying solutions, strengths, and positive outcomes

Contact us for more information about our in-person or telehealth assessment and intervention support options.

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