Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2018 Locations & Mindful Moovz Groups

Launching Mindful Moovz

Upcoming Workshop 
For 9-12 year olds 
For 4 weeks
Music room at Ripponlea Primary School
4.00 - 5.00pm
$95 includes 4 sessions and starter pack. 

Must book in directly with Simone Kaplan
All enquiries welcome 
Mob 0416 280 004

Spaces are limited and filling fast. Call or SMS soon to avoid missing out


Counselling Venues 2018

Welcome to a new year with new adventures and challenges.

I look forward to working with you and hope together we can look at positive strategies, to help support you through, your tough times this year. 

I will be based at :

Headspace Elsternwick                               Ph. 03 9076 7500 and

Williams Road Psychotherapy Centre       M 0416 280 004

Additionally, I will be running some groups for children, adolescents and parents.

Feel free to get in touch and I'll try and assist as best I can.

Much Thanks, Simone

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 here we come!

I'm back to work after having my second daughter. Really excited, inspired & ready to go.

I'm also adding to my skills and completing another course this year - sensorimotor psychotherapy & have kept up with lots of different parenting techniques (trying them out with my own toddler).

I will be based at Catholiccare Malvern on Mondays & Thursdays.

Fees are based on income to allow everyone to access the help they need.

Ph 9576 2377

I'm taking bookings from Mid March.

Looking forward to working with you & your families.

Thank you, Simone

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

School Refusal Presentation

I am presenting on Friday 22 March at The Middle Years : Uncharted Territory for 8-14 year olds conference, at Richmond Town Hall. The topic is School Refusal and I am discussing how this differs from truancy. Additionally, I will talk about the family therapy model I use when working with children and families.

I am always interested in hearing people's experiences of school refusal & counselling, if you would like to comment.

Thank you and hope everyone enjoys the holidays,


Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Back After Maternity Leave

After a year off on Maternity Leave, and the arrival of my beautiful daughter, I am coming back to work in February!

In 2013 I will be practicing from CatholicCare in Malvern and I will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays on:

T: 9576 2377
F: 9576 2343

I look forward to a great year with many positive outcomes.  During counselling sessions, Clients will learn strategies, have fun and feel more empowered to get on with their life.

Please find some links below, to some interesting articles, which may be helpful and good discussion points.
Thank you,


Monday, May 16, 2011

Simone's Past Parenting Courses

Simone has run Parenting Courses for Caulfield Community Health on Parenting Primary School Kids & Parenting Adolescents. She is able to provide these sessions on a contract basis for organisations or schools.  Alternatively, these topics can be worked through privately in counselling sessions. 

The Primary School Sessions covered :
  • Week One: Nurturing self esteem and building resilience
  • Week Two: How to talk so kids will listen
  • Week Three: Setting Limits
  • Week Four: Dealing with strong emotions and difficult behaviour

The Adolescent Sessions covered :
  • Week One: Adolescent Resilience - What to expect?
  • Week Two: Building better relationships with your teen - Communication
  • Week Three: Setting Limits, Cybersafety
Week Four : Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

Other topics available include Managing Anxiety, Sex Education & School Refusal.