CHILDREN & ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING
Child and Adolescence Counselling
Just like adults children can suffer from anxiety, depression, anger issues and a range of other mental health problems.
Counselling offers children and adolescence a safe place to express their feelings without fear of judgment and learn the skills nessesary to control their emotions and the ability to deal with the stress of life as they grow into adults.
The methods used by our counsellors will depend on the developmental stage, age and situation. Methods such as Play and Art therapy, help children express themselves when they do not have the words. Talk therapy can be great for adolescence, as it allows them to be heard without judgment.
Children (5-12 years)
One of our counsellors will meet with one or both parents at the start of the session to gain a detailed understanding of the difficulty from the parent’s perspective. At this point a therapeutic plan can be put in place which may involve sessions with the parents & child or the child alone.
Adolescents (13 – 17years)
One of our counsellors will meet with one or both parents at the start of the session, to share their views. The counsellor will then go through the contract and consent form with the Parents and Adolescent. As confidentiality is important for adolescents parents do not usually attend further sessions. Depending on individual circumstances, family sessions may be suggested at a later date.