Personalised Service

We offer a personalised service for you and your family – because we care!

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Are you looking for someone who understands the difficulties you are going through? Our confidential counselling services are designed to educate and support individuals and families with a view to improving quality of life. We can help with personal concerns, relationships, family dynamics, parent education and support, emotional regulation, learning difficulties, problems at school, problems in the work place, social and friendship concerns, social skills, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism and much more. We won’t just talk to you …. we will sit down and help you map out what’s happening, develop a plan and show you how to take a improve the quality of your life.

Life & Career Counselling

A little lost? Not enjoying what you do? Looking for help to map out a way to do the things you want to do in life? We offer life and career coaching and mentoring to help you figure out ways to make changes and improvements to your lifestyle.

Emotion Coaching

Emotion coaching is a wonderful way to help your children understand and manage their feelings. It is based on the idea that emotions are valuable sources of information that can help us grow and connect with others. Emotion coaching involves five steps and we can help you to learn these. Emotion coaching can help your children develop emotional intelligence, resilience, and self-regulation skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Our team are qualified in Tuning in to Kids™ & Tuning in to Teens™ – Cairns

Employee Counselling & Support

We also offer EAP (Employee Assistance Program) type services for Business – check out our For Businesses page

Behaviour Support - Counselling

We support you and your family support with concerning behaviours, emotional regulation and strategies and coping mechanisms to alleviate stress and anxiety . We help you to understand why these things are happening for your little one or big one, and show you ways to move forward.

Specific Learning Difficulties

A specific learning difficulty may be defined as problems people encounter in learning that affect achievement. The most common forms of learning difficulties are related to reading and spelling, but they may also be found in other areas including spoken language and mathematics. We can support you through these challenges.

Early Intervention and support is the key!

Capacity Building & Support

The aim of capacity building is to develop support goals that specifically build on your child’s long-term independence and confidence. These can include improved relationships, improvements in quality of life and improved social and community participation. We can off this service under private consultation, or ask us about NDIS support services.


Why choose Cairns Family Therapy?


We understand what you are going through

In 2017, our founder had their own lived experience with nuerodiverse children and learning difficulties, school refusal, lack of social skills and friendships. These experiences drove them to a career change, studying Psychology, Behaviour Support and Emotion coaching. They are passionate about helping individuals and other families through these life challenges.


We truly care!

At Cairns Family Therapy our team believes in building rapport and an emotional connection with our clients. We ensure that we work together to take the pressure off you and your family, do the research, develop a plan and make improvements. We understand what it’s like to have these experiences, and want to take the pressure of you and your family with the best possible outcomes for you.


We tailor our services to meet your needs

We don’t just use an “off the shelf” rigid program or method, we tailor our services to help you any way that we can. We do the research and put together a plan that is tailored to you!


Here’s how we can work together

Get in Contact with us


Get in contact with us via the “Contact” form and give us a background on the issues or concerns you need assistance with. We will then schedule a consultation with you to gather further information from you and tailor a plan to meet your specific circumstances.

Collaboratively create a Plan - together!

Once we have all the information, we will tailor a draft plan to help you.  We will also do all the research for you and provide you with evidence based suggestions that we know will help to support you. We will listen to your feedback and “tweak” your plan to make sure we get it just right!

So then what?

If you are happy with the plan and really want us to help you, we get started! And we monitor and adjust things for you as time goes past … because circumstances change and we understand the need to change strategies at times.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are all practioners qualified?

Absolutely 100%. Our team consists of qualified Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors, Behaviour Support Practitioners, Emotion Coaches, Learning Difficulty Support, Art & Play Therapists. We also have a broad network of recommendations we can provide for Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy as well as Pediatricians and other specialists.

Will you keep all parties up to date?

Yes. With your consent, we will case manage everything for you and keep all parties up to date providing updates and information across your team.

Can you provide recommendations for other services?

Yes we can. We also have a broad network of recommendations we can provide for Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, as well as Pediatricians and other specialists.

Are your services private & confidential?

Yes 100%. Your right to privacy and confidentiality is important to us. We will seek your consent before exchanging any information with any other parties.


Servicing North Queensland

Cairns, Townsville, Ingham, Innisfail, Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Cooktown, Mt Isa, Weipa,

Remote Queensland


Monday-Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm

Saturday (By appointment)

Sunday: Closed


P: 0400 252 780