COSP gold coast

“The Circle of Security is circling the globe as an intervention to help parents raise their children with love, warmth and emotional intelligence.”

- Dr. Dan Siegel, Neuropsychiatrist and co-author of ‘The Whole Brain Child’.

Circle of Security is trauma-informed and backed by over 50 years of research.

From the very first session, you will gain more confidence in your parenting.


Who is this for?

  • All parents and caregivers of children aged 0-8 years old.
  • Anyone can join, you don’t need a referral.
  • No judgments are passed, only open discussion about how you can enhance your interactions with your children.
  • Attending as a couple, or with all primary carers for your child or children, to ensure the optimal benefits for your family.

*I do ask that you please attend without your children to promote optimal attention to the program material.

Enhance your parenting skills & learn effective ways to understand and respond to your child’s moods and behaviour.

What are the main benefits?

Crystal is a registered Counsellor who has worked with children and families for over 10 years. She has a background in child development, education, and psychology.

You will:

  • Learn how to develop a positive and secure relationship with your child
  • Learn how to read your child’s needs and understand their emotional world
  • Learn ways to help your child successfully manage their emotions
  • Explore how to help your child enhance their self-esteem
  • Honour your parenting wisdom and support your desire to help your child develop a secure attachment relationship
  • Become a more dependable parent so your child can develop to their full potential feeling safe and secure

What's included?

  • Access to real-life examples via video recordings
  • Workbook with activities and visual handouts
  • The official COSP Circle model
  • Certificate of Participation upon completion via email or post

COSP is designed to really help you make sense of what your child needs, so you can give them the best in return.

*Please note:

  • A minimum of 4 registrations is required for group sessions to go ahead. If 4 is not reached your ticket will be refunded or transferred to another session. Please consider if private 1:1 is a more suitable option for you. This can be arranged below.
  • Full attendance is required to complete the program and receive the Certificate of Participation. Due to the nature of this abbreviated version if you miss a session then a makeup session will be offered for an additional $160, or the ticket will be transferred to a future session (if available), or you will be given the option to pay the difference for a private 1:1 session. No refunds.
  • Confidentiality is a requirement of all participants. You agree to this upon joining. Stories that are shared are not to be told outside the sessions. Please consider if private 1:1 is a more suitable option for you.
  • There is no recording of the sessions or materials. Sessions are streamed live via Zoom. Please ensure your environment, internet and technology are adequate for privacy, visual, sound, and microphone capabilities.
  • Partner is included at no additional cost.
  • All dates and times are in Brisbane, AEST (UTC+10:00). Click here for time zone converter.
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“I would tell all parents who would have the opportunity to experience this training to take this, embrace this, practice it, live by it, and not only your children will benefit but you will come away feeling empowered as a parent.” - Circle of Security Parenting Participant

Upcoming Courses

Private 1:1 abbreviated

  • 2-hour sessions with 4 sessions in total booked at a time that suits you. See below for details on booking in your dates and times.

Once payment is made please click here to view my calendar availability and book your 4 sessions under 'Circle of Security Private 1:1 Booking'. You will do this booking process for 4 sessions.

If you have any questions please email me at

$700 AUD

May  & June 2023 [Online]

*4-weeks abbreviated program* Mondays

15th May 7pm-9pm

22nd May 7pm-9pm

5th June 7pm-9pm

12th June 7pm-9pm

$260 AUD

August 2023 [ONLINE]

*4-weeks abbreviated program* Mondays

7th August 10am-12pm

14th August 10am-12pm

21st August 10am-12pm

28th August 10am-12pm

$260 AUD

September 2023 [Online]

*4-weeks abbreviated program* Tuesdays

5th September 7pm-9pm

12th September 7pm-9pm

19th September 7pm-9pm

26th September 7pm-9pm

$260 AUD

The Circle of Security Parenting Program is designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

About the Circle of Security™

The founders of Circle of Security International developed the early intervention program after years of clinical experience in family therapy and systems theory. They have dedicated several decades to research, confirming the many ways that children benefit when they are secure, from enhanced school readiness to improved relationships for life.

Circle of SecurityTM helps parents and caregivers improve their own awareness of their children’s needs, giving parents the tools to strengthen parent-child relationships and raise secure children.

Circle of Security Parenting participant testimonial with Crystal @thegentlecounsellor
Circle of Security Parenting participant testimonial with Crystal @thegentlecounsellor
Circle of Security Parenting participant testimonial with Crystal @thegentlecounsellor
Circle of Security Parenting participant testimonial with Crystal @thegentlecounsellor

Q: Is this evidence-based?

A: Yes. You can review the research here.

Q: What is the difference between the 8-week, 4-week and abbreviated programs?

A: The content is exactly the same. The difference is just the option for time. Circle of Security includes 8 Chapters and officially recommends this run as an 8-week program, so when I offer two chapters at a time making it 4 weeks I have to use the word 'abbreviated'.

Q: Can I do the course self-paced?

A: No. The Circle of Security Parenting program is designed to be facilitated in a group and discussion setting.

Q: Do you offer a payment plan?

A: Yes. This is available upon request. Full payment is required before the first session begins.

Q: Can I use my NDIS funding?

A: If you are self managed, you may be able to take my invoice receipt and claim through NDIS yourself as long as this service is part of your current plan to be able to claim for it, and if it is not in your plan then you may see if you can add this at your next review. Please seek confirmation first.