Who is Jewel and how much experience does she have?

Jewel is a passionate and warm therapist who looks for the strengths in everyone she works with. Jewel strives to work collaboratively with children and their support circle – their families and teachers, to achieve their goals through fun and meaningful therapeutic activities. Her main aim is to support and empower children and their families with knowledge and realistic strategies to utilise in all areas of their daily life.

She graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours.


Read more information about Jewel's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Jewel has worked with children of various ages and their families in private practice in both home and school settings, and in various childcare centres. She is experienced in working collaboratively with other health professionals such as Speech Pathologists and Psychologists to ensure the best outcome. Jewel also liaises with other significant people in the child’s life such as educators and teacher aides to ensure that strategies are being used consistently.

She is experienced with:

– Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
– Mental Health difficulties including Anxiety
– Feeding/food issues
– Activities of daily living
– dressing, showering, toileting
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
– Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
– Gross motor and fine motor difficulties
– Attention and concentration
– Learning difficulties.
– Self regulation difficulties

What approach does Jewel take and is she the right therapist for you?

Jewel uses a holistic and collaborative approach to help children succeed in all areas of their life, at home and at school. She gives children and their families effective strategies and tools which enable them to engage and participate. She takes a strengths-based and client centred approach to problem solve individual challenges.

Jewel’s strengths lie in building relationships and rapport through child led sessions that ensure full motivation in therapy. Her approach involves engaging the family in the therapy journey, whilst maintaining the important roles of the child’s support network.

Jewel is passionate about working with children of all ages to ensure that they have the skills to follow their heart’s desires!

What happens if you don’t like your therapist (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/ she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters.

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team who will find a more suitable therapist. We will then offer you a free consultation with a new therapist.