January 24, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | QLD | Strathpine (formerly Child Aware) has been providing Psychology and Counselling services since 2013. We provide Psychology and Counselling, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to children, adolescents, young adults and families. Our therapy services are delivered in our clinic, via mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school and in home settings, and via Telehealth across Australia.

Programs we deliver

Meet Our Principal

Fanoula Tsakrios
Practice Principal

Fanoula Tsakrios is a registered Psychologist, a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor, and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is experienced in evidence-based interventions to assist children, adolescents, families, parents, and adults in overcoming their challenges and supporting them in reaching their full potential. Fanoula has a special interest in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, eating disorders and works with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, trauma, social difficulties, self-esteem, body image concerns, eating difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Fanoula is Practice Principal of the Carina and Strathpine clinics.

Nicole Grant
Practice Principal

Nicole Grant is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience working in allied health. She joined Early Start Australia in 2018. With a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders, she has actively contributed to research in the field through completion of her doctorate in 2016. Nicole is passionate about implementing research into clinical practice. She also has additional training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is an Autism-specific intervention approach.

Nicole is Practice Principal of the Murarrie, Strathpine (Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology) and Toowong clinics.

Meet Our Team

Our team of qualified and experienced child psychologists, mental health accredited social workers and art therapists work with children, adolescents, young adults and families by using evidence-based interventions and best practice.  Our psychologists and mental health accredited social workers employ a flexible, collaborative and client-centred approach to therapy incorporating a variety of focused psychological strategies and evidence-based therapies, depending on each client’s personal goals and needs. We conduct comprehensive evidence-based educational and developmental assessments for children and adolescents.

Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:

  • Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Developmental delay
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Other diagnosed disorders

Please call us on 1300 914 318 if you would like further information.


6/326 Gympie Road, Strathpine QLD 4500, Australia