Learning Keys


Learning Keys offers a range of psychology services for children, adolescents and adults with specific learning difficulties. Learning Keys aim is to help our clients reach their full potential academically, behaviourally and emotionally.

We offer a “wrap around” service that offers assessment, intervention, follow-up support and advice to help unlock potential.

Our Practitioners are:

Helen Broomhall - Principal Psychologist


Helen is a psychologist with more than 20 years experience. She has worked in a variety of Health and Educational settings, providing Clinical Psychology and therapeutic services to children and adults addressing a range of learning, social, emotional and developmental issues. In addition to individual services, Helen played a key role in developing a national education program to improve mental health outcomes for secondary school students.

This experience underlines Helen’s passion for improving the wellbeing of children so that they can better reach their potential.

Helen offers a psychology service that is effective, evidence based and responsive to the individual needs of her clients.

She has published in national and international health and educational journals, lectured in psychology at honors level for The University of South Australia and has presented at conferences at both local and national level.

Qualifications:

  • 1984 - Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide
  • 1989 - Diploma of Applied Psychology, The University of Adelaide
  • 1994 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), The University of Adelaide
  • 1991 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Psychological Society College Clinical Psychologists
  • 2010 - Australian Psychological Society College Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Publications:

  • Broomhall, H., Devlin, J., Anderson, S and Doyle, M (2004). MindMatters Plus: A Capacity –building Framework for Working with Secondary Students with High Support Mental Health Needs. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol 14 (1).
  • Broomhall, H. S. (2002) Don’t Bet On It. Newslink : Responsible Gambling Issues and Information (Ontario) http://www.responsiblegambling.org/latest_news_newslink.cfm
  • Broomhall, H. S., Hare, J. W. and Watts, W. (1995). The smoke-free project. Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange, 1(1), 84-88.
  • Broomhall, H.S. and Winefield, A. H. (1990). A comparison of the affective well-being of young and middle aged unemployed men matched for length of unemployment. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 63(1).

Helen is a qualified provider of:

  • Cellfield
  • The Listening Program
  • Macquarie MultiLit

Linda Clark - Independent Speech Pathologist


Linda qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in London and has over twenty years experience working in schools and health centres in England, Australia, Singapore and Jakarta.

Working with children, parents and teachers has highlighted the need for the earliest possible intervention and working together to achieve the best outcome. The time in expatriate schools in Asia enabled her to participate in the sharing of knowledge and experiences with professionals and children from all over the world.

Linda was the first speech pathologist in South Australia to open an advisory drop in service for parents and along with co-author Catherine Ireland, published a book for parents of young children called “Learning To Talk, Talking To Learn” (1996). At that time of the first edition there was little information about the connection between language, auditory processing and literacy skills. A new edition called “Talk, Listen and Learn” (2003) catered for children’s skills up to 10 years of age.

Linda continues to work with children with processing, phonological awareness and literacy difficulties, looking for ways to improve their learning and assist their parents in supporting them learn. Linda utilises a number of programs that best suit the child’s needs and she also develops resources for practical support.

Linda has a wonderful rapport with children both young and old, and a passion for helping families through their literacy difficulties.

Linda is a qualified provider of:

  • The Listening Program
  • Macquarie MultiLit
  • Interactive Metronome

April Kaeding - Psychologist


April is passionate about child and adolescent psychology. She strongly advocates that all children are capable of achieving to a high standard despite early adversity. She has a special interest in supporting children and adolescents with behavioural issues, learning difficulties, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, eating disorders and performance anxiety at school and in sport. She endeavours to provide support and stimulate that newfound confidence in children, as they begin to practice their new new tools to overcome their distress and build future resilience.

She has experience in providing evidence-based treatments to support children and adolescents, who have experienced a loss in the family, have had a chronic illness, history of trauma and provided group Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in various schools. April also has passion and experience working with eating disorders and has been a dedicated volunteer for the Eating Disorders Assocation of South Australia for the past four years.

April provides a sincere and compassionate approach to her work when interacting with children and their families. She is determined on putting her clients first and tailoring her sessions to meet their goals and improve their quality of life.

Qualifications:

  • 2013 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
  • 2015 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia
  • 2016 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society

Hannah Murphy - Psychologist


Hannah is a psychologist who is strongly committed to improving the lives of families, in particular supporting the development of children and adolescents. She is a very warm and caring person, who applies a creative and fun approach in her work. Hannah acknowledges the value of working collaboratively with families and other significant people involved in the lives of children and adolescents.

Hannah has five years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. She has experience supporting children and adolescences with anxiety, behavioural and social difficulties, self-esteem issues, trauma, and learning difficulties.

Hannah has extensive knowledge and experience in the assessment and treatment of bedwetting and has conducted research within the field. She provides evidence-based treatment of bedwetting at Learning Keys.

Qualifications:

  • 2013 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
  • 2015 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia
  • 2016 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Jessica Tigani - Psychologist


Jessica is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She attained a First Class Honours in Psychology and was granted the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize in 2014, which recognises excellence in psychology and is awarded to students who gain first place at the end of their psychology degree. Jessica is undertaking Schema Therapy supervision and accreditation with Schema Therapy Training Australia. Her research interests include eating disorder diagnosis and classification. She was invited to present her research at the Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference in 2015.

Jessica has worked in a variety of roles across government; in community and in-patient settings. These include working in community mental health services in South Australia as a community rehabilitation support worker and as a psychologist at the Rural and Remote Inpatient unit at Glenside hospital. Jessica has also worked with children, adolescents and adults in private practice settings and facilitated group schema therapy programs for adults with eating disorders.

Jessica has a particular interest in helping young people with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, eating disorders, adjustment difficulties and adolescents with self-harm or suicidal ideation.

Jessica draws on a number of treatment approaches, including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Taking a strengths-focused approach, Jessica is recovery oriented with empowerment being the core feature of her work.

Qualifications:

  • 2013 - Bachelor of Psychological Science, University of South Australia
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
  • 2017 - Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia
  • 2017 - Registered Psychologist, SA Psychological Board/Psychology Board of Australia

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
 
  • News and events

    • Learning Keys can now offer Adelaide's bedwetting service, providing assessment and treatment of bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis).
    • We offer individualised vocational assessments and counselling, providing a range of compatible occupational and career choices
    • View the "Supporting Students with Specific Learning Difficulties" handout from the recent presentation Learning Keys provided in partnership with MindMatters to school teachers
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