We incorporate child and family counselling for a range of children’s behavioural, emotional and mental health issues. For all types of children, counselling is available individually, with parents or with family as a group.
Child psychology is integral to a child’s development and where a disorder or issues become apparent, early intervention can prevent unnecessary complications and possibly correct the situation. The range of issues affecting children and families is vast and varies according to the full gamut of differences and similarities in children but some of the most common areas of counselling for children include:
- Behavioural issues
- Social difficulties
- School refusal
- Separation anxiety
- School transition
- Sexual abuse and
- Recurring nightmares
When and Why Child Counselling is absolutely necessary ?
Children’s behavioural issues at various ages, always have an underlying cause, which may stem from their own individual experiences or from family related issues and often a mix of both. Problems at school, low self-esteem, depression and other issues can occur as a result of traumatic or undisclosed events such as after a death or loss, post separation, abuse or neglect. They may also be dealing with other hidden issues that are not obvious.
Children do not often understand or have the words to express what’s happening to them and become frustrated trying to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Counselling can help both children and their parents and family to understand their emotions more clearly and to learn how to communicate with each other, helping both child and family.
Professional counselling helps children communicate their fears and opens doors for healing.