Dawson offers counselling and psychological services from his private practice in Subiaco - see the Psychology page for details. He has had a particular interest in working with parenting/fathering for the past 20 years. He has provided workshops and groups on topics such as: antenatal preparation for fatherhood, being a dad, understanding and guiding children’s behaviour, early brain development, and sleep.
Dawson also provides supervision for psychologist in training or for practicing psychologist professional development. He is a Psychology Board-Approved Supervisor.
Since completing his PhD in 2014, Dawson has continued as a researcher at Curtin University. He has authored and presented research on a range of topics, including: the strengths of fatherhood, postnatal depression (including fathers), parent-child / parent-infant relationships, FIFO parenting, and including fathers in antenatal education.
Sharon takes the time to hear your story and get to know your child - curious about whats going on from your perspective and what may be going on through the eyes of your child. Honouring the parent-child relationship is the sacred centre of all her work.
Is there an unmet social, emotional or physical need that we need to better understand? Together we wonder, we share thoughts, we propose ideas and we start to piece the jigsaw together.
Sharon draws from her knowledge of child development, neurobiological science and attachment theory. She has over twenty years experience in coaching families with young children.
Sharon currently works at Raphael Services (St John of God Health Care) and with Mother-Baby Nurture.
Dawson and Sharon have three young adult children and over 40 combined years of working with families.
Our work is grounded in attachment theory and the science of what makes relationships work. Our priority is to promote secure attachment between parent and child as it plays a foundational role in forming the infants developing mind, their trust of self, other people and the wider world. We work on the most practical matters and can support you to develop a clear plan forward, in your own space, in your own timing.
We understand the challenges families experience and are committed to stand by you as you work through them with your child. We want to see families experience less struggle and more delight in one another – less fear and more trust and curiosity in the wider world.
FamilyWorks offers child centred, strengths-based early intervention, that keeps abreast of trends and research. We draw on the theory and practice of the following areas: