Child & Teenager Counselling

There’s no denying that life can certainly be challenging at times. Even when children and young people enjoy the comfort and security of a loving home environment, they may need extra support in coping with certain life situations.

Just like adults, young people experience an array of powerful emotions such as anger, confusion and frustration that may leave them feeling overwhelmed or bewildered. Young children in particular often struggle to verbalise feelings so they ‘act out’ – making parenting more difficult.

Northern Frontier Counsellings’ Lead Counsellor, Melinda Bailey, has 20+ years counselling experience across a broad range of life issues and specialises in helping individuals and couples deal with a variety of life’s issues.  Melinda is also the mother of four now adult sons and remembers well the often fraught teenage and young adult years.

Listening For Understanding Is The Key To Improved Communication…

Teenage years are fraught with a multitude of physical, psychological and emotional changes. For most of us this transitional period can be challenging enough on its own, so when life throws us a hard ball the journey to adulthood can feel overwhelming.  Whether you’re a parent, guardian, care-provider, child or young person you don’t have to go it alone.

At Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns our counsellors can assist children and teenagers to manage their behaviour in ways that will ease emotional distress and help them get their needs met without harming themselves or others. Parents and care-providers can learn how to recognise indicators of emotional distress and develop positive ways of coping. Family harmony can be restored.



Typical child and teenager (approximately 5 – 20 years) issues that a counsellor can assist with include:

Adjusting to family separation

Blended family issues

Sibling conflict

Loss of friends or family members

Body image issues

Poor self-esteem

Child-parent communication

Coping with family/parental conflict

Peer pressure

Self-harm or suicidal ideation

Stress associated with school work/exams

Bullying – online and in-person

Anxiety and depression


If you or your loved one is facing a difficult situation – or you feel troubled and are not sure why, contact Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns today. Help is only a phone call away.


Individual counselling sessions are $110.00 for 50mins.
Group sessions (2-3 people) are $130.00 for 50mins.

Confidentiality is assured except when information received requires notification to relevant authorities to protect someone from harm. Your counsellor will outline the limits of confidentiality during your first session.

Flexible Appointment Times:

For your convenience Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns offers appointments from 7.30am weekdays.  Out of hours appointments are available on a case-by-case basis.  To enquire call 1300 90 81 70, text message via mobile on 0419 531 269, email or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage.

Ready for a new direction?

Make contact with our Reception and discuss your unique situation today.  Call 1300 90 81 70, text message via mobile 0419 531 269, email or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage.

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75 Digger St,

Cairns North QLD 4870


+1300 90 81 70

Mobile: 0419 531 269 (text messaging available)

LiveChat: If you have any questions about our services and don't have time to ring or email, feel free to use the LiveChat function (bottom right of this page).


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 7.30 am – 5:00 pm.

Please note:  Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns provides private and confidential services.  To ensure client confidentiality all bookings are strictly by appointment only therefore we do not accept unannounced requests for service, including for new enquiries.