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:
Grief and loss
Emotional and behavioural difficulties
Adjustment to physical health conditions
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)
Mindfulness Based Therapy
Solution Focussed Therapy
Systemic Family Therapy
Positive Behaviour Support
Sand tray therapy
Building Minds Psychology offers a range of therapeutic groups to the young person and parenting groups for parents.
LEGO-based therapy groupLEGO-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 spectrumWe 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 GroupPlease 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.
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.
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.