Services

Services

Individual Therapy

We work flexibly and collaboratively, integrating multiple therapeutic models to help young person overcome their difficulties and develop in line with their personal values and goals of therapy.

We support young persons and their families with a range of difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Adjustment to physical health conditions
  • Anger management

  • Our work is informed by best practice guidelines, ensuring that the young person is being offered evidence-based therapeutic approaches only:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy(CAT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Sand tray therapy

    Groups

    Building Minds Psychology offers a range of therapeutic groups to the young person and parenting groups for parents.

    LEGO-based therapy group

    LEGO-Based therapy for children and adolescents with autism and related social communication skills problems. This group is highly structured and uses children’s own natural interests in LEGO to promote social communication skills and play with fellow peers. We welcome keen LEGO Builders between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. Groups are run for 8 weeks. Research shows that children and adolescents who attend LEGO-based therapy make improvements in social skills, play and emotional wellbeing and more likely to generalise these skills to other settings. Groups are being run at the Psychology Group in Howick, East Auckland and at Totally Psyched! In Takapuna, North Shore. Dr Camilla Nguyen facilitates in both these places. Please register your interests for the next group intake.

    Parenting children on the autism spectrum

    We know how difficult it can be to raise a child on the autism spectrum and how overwhelming it can be for a parent to find support and relevant information about autism as well as strategies on how to best support a young person on the autism spectrum at home and in the community. We are offering a 5-week workshop, including: a better understanding of autism, strategies to develop better social interaction and communication with a young person on the autism spectrum, dealing with sensory difficulties and anxiety problems, and how to manage behavioural difficulties. This parenting workshop is ideal for parents who has a child/children on the autism spectrum. Please enquire for further information.

    Triple-P Parenting Group

    Please enquire for further information and how to access this group for free if you are a parent of a child who lives in the Manukau region of Auckland.

    Professional Training/Workshops

    LEGO-Based therapy for professionals

    Camilla trained under Dr Gina Gomez de la Cuesta (Bricks for Autism, UK) in LEGO-Based therapy. She is currently the only licenced trainer in NZ and Australia by Bricks for Autism, endorsed by Cambridge University, to offer training to other professionals in LEGO-Based therapy.

    Please see News and Events section of our site to find out more about upcoming dates for professional training in LEGO-based therapy workshop.

    From time to time Camilla also offers private LEGO therapy workshops for organisations, please get in touch to register your interest.

    For other training/workshops for professionals please enquire.

    Clinical Supervision

    We offer clinical supervision to Psychologists in the clinical, general, and educational scope, Counsellors, and other mental health professionals.

    Autism Diagnostic Assessment

    We offer autism diagnostic assessments, please enquire for further details.