Early Start Australia | QLD | Carina, Early Start Australia | QLD | Strathpine (formally Child Aware Psychology), Early Start Australia | QLD | Springfield (formerly Grow On Children’s Therapy) and Early Start Australia | QLD | Buderim is a South East Queensland-based Counselling and Psychology service with four convenient locations. Early Start Australia specialises in providing counselling and assessments for children, young people, and their families. They offer a high degree of professional service, qualified, trusted staff and convenient opening hours to provide you and your family with evidence-based, productive support that promotes hope, independence and resilience.


Early Start Australia can assist with:

  • Anxiety 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 
  • Learning and school difficulties
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Attention and concentration difficulties (e.g. ADHD)
  • Fears, stress and worry
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Coping with separation 
  • Sleep problems
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Educational and Developmental Assessments
  • Child Protection Counselling and Education

High-quality, affordable counselling and psychology services

Central to Early Start Australia’s mission is to provide your family with high-quality, affordable counselling and psychology services.

No referral is required however to be eligible to receive psychological services under Medicare, a person must be referred by their General Practitioner (GP) and, in some instances, by another medical specialist, such as a paediatrician. If a Mental Health Care Plan is not accessible to you, you may also be eligible for Private-health insurance rebates depending on your policy.

NDIS registered provider

Early Start Australia is an NDIS registered provider so you can also access their service as part of your NDIS Plan, whether that plan is self-managed, plan-managed, NDIA Managed or a combination of these. Early Start Australia’s Psychologists can assist with supporting NDIS clients experiencing development delays, psychosocial disabilities, and limited capacity in a number of areas including self-management.

Specialist mental health experts

The dedicated and qualified team of Child Psychologists and Mental Health Accredited Social Workers are highly trained and have experience working with a diverse range of clients. All Early Start Australia’s Psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), are eligible for membership with the peak professional body, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and undertake continuous professional development. All Early Start Australia’s social workers are eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers and are accredited. Accredited mental health social workers are registered providers with Medicare. They have been assessed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as having specialist mental health expertise.

Early Start Australia’s friendly and accommodating Reception and Admin team is also available via email or phone to discuss ways you can access services, availability and which therapist can match your family’s needs.

Early Start Australia also offers Physiotherapy, Occupational TherapySpeech Pathology and Dietitian services through their network of clinics throughout Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

They also have Group Programs scheduled during school holidays and throughout the school term. These include programs for Anxiety, Social Skills and Art Therapy.


Due to AHPRA regulations, health services are unable to obtain testimonials, however a great indication of a health service can be gained from staff testimonials. Click here to read more about the business and read some staff testimonials for Early Start Australia.

Early Start Australia’s Counselling & Psychology Locations





Contact Early Start Australia by calling 1300 372 439, or via email strathpine@earlystartaustralia.com.au, carina@earlystartaustralia.com.au, springfield@earlystartaustralia.com.au OR buderim@earlystartaustralia.com.au.

More information about accessing Early Start Australia’s range of early childhood early intervention services is available through the Early Start Australia website.