XANTHIA BLUNDELL

 

Who is Xanthia and how much experience does she have?

Xanthia is a dynamic young therapist with a natural gift of connecting with kids and their families. She has strong clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills and is both playful and professional in her approach. She graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with class one honours.

Xanthia has experience with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays, motor coordination difficulties, sensory processing challenges, and handwriting and toileting issues.

Read more information about Xanthia's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Xanthia has worked with children, adolescents and their families in hospital, private practice and community settings. In these settings she conducted home and kindergarten visits, facilitated group sessions, and provided education on various health issues to the wider community. She has experience with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental delays
  • Motor coordination difficulties
  • Sensory processing challenges
  • Handwriting issues
  • Toileting issues

Training

  • Extensive clinical training, supervision and work shadowing at Kids Matters (2018)
  • Assessment and Management of Mood Disorders in Children and Young People (2016)

Xanthia is directly and closely supervised by the principal of the practice Vivienne Williams and has the support of all the other more experienced staff. Vivienne and Xanthia collaborate on all cases.

Vivienne highly recommends Xanthia for her skills, knowledge and approach.

What approach does she take?

Xanthia has a warm and engaging personality that she is skilled at modifying to adapt to the needs of the children she works with.  Xanthia takes a client- and occupation-focused approach to therapy, by centring sessions and interventions around the strengths and interests of each individual child.  She has a warm and engaging manner, and tailors her methods to align with the needs and goals of the child and their family. She also enjoys collaborating closely with caregivers, teachers and other health professionals to ensure that the services address all aspects of a child’s life.

Why choose Xanthia and is Xanthia Right For You?

Xanthia is very patient, attentive and thorough, while being very fun and engaging. She is passionate about working closely with all children and their families to overcome any difficulties and challenges experienced in their everyday lives. She strongly values the relationships formed through this process, and views them as integral to delivering meaningful therapy services and achieving effective outcomes.

She enjoys the whole family approach and loves to involve parents and siblings (if appropriate) in the therapy.

What happens if you don’t like your therapist (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/ she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters.

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team who will find a more suitable therapist.