Melbourne Children’s Psychology Clinic

Hampton

Dimitra Poulos

BA, PG Dip (Psych), MPsych (Ed & Dev)

Registration No. PSY0001761771

Dimitra is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working in a variety of settings including Early Intervention and School based settings. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents to identify barriers to learning to enhance each students academic potential. She currently works as a School Psychologist where she has been assessing and counselling students with social-emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties and works collaboratively with schools to develop targeted school based interventions. 

With a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology she has a special interest in working with a children and young people with a range of neuro-developmental disorders such as Intellectual disability, Specific Language Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders. She draws on a wide range of therapeutic approaches when working with young people to match the needs of her clients. This includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Play therapy, and Positive Psychology. She offers compassionate, evidence based and creative ways to help children and teens tell their story, overcome their difficulties and enhance their wellbeing. She understands the importance of developing strong therapeutic relationships with the young people that she sees. She provides a warm, non-judgemental and safe space to build trust, allowing for positive change to occur. She aims to involve parents as much as possible in the therapeutic process to ensure best outcomes for the young person. 

Issues include;

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • School Refusal
  • School Readiness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying and school related problems
  • Seperation and Loss
  • Giftedness
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Difficulties and Disabilities 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social skills training
  • Parent Coaching and behaviour support

Professional Associations

  • Registered member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the APS Psychologists In Schools Interest Group