Welcome to SPACES
SPACES provides educational psychology services to children, adolescents, parents and families. Our experienced psychologists provide counselling services, support parents through family issues and behaviour management concerns, provide maternal emotional health and perinatal support, and conduct comprehensive educational and developmental assessments combined with classroom observations and meetings.
Kristina Armstrong is the Principal Psychologist of SPACES. She is a child and adolescent psychologist and endorsed as a specialist in Educational Psychology by the Psychology Board of Australia. Kristina works closely with SPACES' Associate Psychologists who are trained and experienced in clinical psychology and provide essential support to the mental health and wellbeing of our clients across the lifespan.
SPACES works from consulting suites in Mt Eliza, and travels to schools over Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to provide educational psychology services.
Make an initial appointment to discuss your concerns and the services that best suit your child and family.
Educational assessments identify your child's potential for learning and their specific learning style. Everyone learns differently with unique learning strengths and difficulties. Understanding the way your child processes information can assist with learning, achievement and self-esteem. The learning profile generated from an assessment conveys a wealth of information about a young person, both educationally and behaviourally.
Through counselling young people learn strategies to help manage their emotions, tame their unhelpful thoughts and build confidence and self-esteem. Counselling helps with anxiety, depression, friendships, anger, stress and relaxation. Counselling is not just for children, but also for parents. Learn to manage your child’s difficult behaviours and support the development of their emotional intelligence.
Educational services include educational coaching for students, VCE coaching, school meetings, classroom visits and behavioural observations, and training for school staff. Educational coaching teaches the vital skills for success including motivation, goal setting, organisation, planning, time management, exam preparation, study skills, relaxation and stress management.