Clinical Psychologist Child Behaviour Expert

Helping Parents of Children with Emotional & Behavioural Issues

Over 20 years helping children and families

As a Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, I work with all emotional & behavioural issues, anxiety & stress, fears & phobias, ‘depression’, grief & loss, school issues, learning difficulties, self-esteem/ confidence, sleeping problems, & enuresis/encopresis, Family Court Matters

But I love helping parents with their child’s behaviour problems – anger, violence, tantrums, meltdowns, defiance and backchat… If you’re a parent and you’re at your wits end, get in touch.”

Who is Simon Beal?

I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child & Adolescent Mental Health with a special interest in Children’s Behaviour. I’ve worked in government agencies, alongside psychiatrists, paediatricians, psychologists and social workers. I’ve worked in private practice for over twenty years. I am also an Expert Witness in Family Court matters, parenting orders, and what works best for children when parents separate.

My new telehealth service is aimed at providing child & adolescent psychology services to all families, Australia wide.

Send me a Message HERE, I will get back to you promptly, or easily check APPOINTMENT Availability and then immediately book a convenient time online. Have your questions and concerns answered by a professional with decades of experience. Confidential advice & no long waiting lists.

Visit my Blog Articles for helpful advice on common issues & problems and what we can do about them.


Yes. Simon is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a College Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS)

Simon’s entire career of over 20 years has been spent working only with children and families.

Simon is relaxed and friendly and doesn’t use complicated ‘psychology’ language, but doesn’t shy away from saying what is required.

Yes. Simon has two adult children who are both well adjusted, sensible and successful young adults. Simon is happily married to their mum, and along with his daughter Elly (a Behavioural Therapist for children with Autism) co-host their podcast Permission to Parent. (Please see the Blog Podcast Page.)

Yes, Simon’s approach is very different. If you’ve tried ‘psychologists’ before and it didn’t help, maybe it’s time to try again.

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Check Out My Latest Posts:

Child Psychology

Is My Child OK? Child Mental Health Check-Up for Parents

Is my child ok? Is what they’re doing normal?  Should I be worried, do I need to do anything about it? These are all very common questions I hear from concerned parents. And it’s not surprising – more than ever we are bombarded with advice and opinions about child mental health, and alarmingly, we’re actually…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children’s Behaviour Problems

Soiling Encopresis PooeyPants – Proven Behaviour Strategies

Before life as a Child Psychologist, I didn’t even know this problem existed. When I first started practicing, I promised myself I’d never work in this area! Twenty years on, I’ve helped hundreds of families deal with this embarrassing, uncomfortable, smelly and confusing issue.  Yes, I’m now an expert on children pooing their pants! After…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children’s Behaviour Problems

Children’s Sleeping Issues & Bedtime Battles – Proven Strategies, Quick Results

Children’s sleeping & bedtime battles can be very varied, hugely frustrating, and extremely exhausting – for everyone.  Here’s a list of some of the more common issues I see: Children refusing to sleep in their own bed.Parents needing to lie with their childParents needing to go to sleep at the same time as their childChildren…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children’s Behaviour Problems | Diagnoses

School Refusal – Success using Proven Strategies

School Refusal, School Phobia, both are terms relating to a child or teenager who finds it impossible to get to school.  This can quickly result in them missing days and weeks off school, and if not addressed quickly, will often lead into missing whole terms off school. And of course, the longer it goes on…

Child Psychology

Tired of Children Not Listening, Arguing & Backchat

Children Not Listening, Arguing, and Backchat. It’s a major issue in families and it causes major meltdowns and tantrums in children.  It turns a home into a battle zone and it’s exhausting for parents.  It’s really toxic on siblings; it causes resentment from parents – it’s even caused relationships to break-up.   How have we…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children’s Behaviour Problems

Fussy Eating, Mealtime Battles. Just Eat It!

Does your household descend into a war zone at mealtimes?  Is your child becoming increasingly fussy with food? Will your child eat a certain food one night, then refuse to eat it next time? Are you having to cook three meals every night to keep everyone happy? I have seen it all.  One of the…