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Child Counselling

What is Child (and Adolescent) Counselling?

 

Childhood and adolescence can be testing times. They are periods of rapid growth, development and change. Often these times are characterised by a bewildering array of emotions (for both parent and child). Parents can find it difficult if they feel their child is not coping emotionally or they have been affected by a life event.

At times Children can experience many stresses or difficulties that are upsetting for both themselves and their parents. Parents know their child better than anyone else and if concerned for their child’s wellbeing, sometimes counselling is the answer for either the child or the parents (or maybe both).

Even in the most nurturing home environment, some children still need a little extra support. If your child or adolescent is having trouble coping with life’s challenges, specialised counselling can help them develop resiliency, improve self-esteem or overcome behaviour issues.

Most parents just want their children to have a childhood that is happy and carefree but, just like adults, children can go through tough times. When parents find themselves unable to offer the assistance required, a trained counsellor, psychologist or therapist could be beneficial.

At Wellbeing Therapy Space, our qualified therapists are experienced and qualified in working with children, adolescents and their parents.

We greatly value the importance of collaboration between parents or caregivers and counsellors. We offer feedback, help you implement strategies and provide an environment where you can discuss the concerns you have for your child. We have the skills to support your family and help your child navigate their journey and maximise the effectiveness of the therapy by establishing a safe and trusting relationship.

Counselling can help your child express their thoughts and feelings and identify stressful or problematic issues. A safe and secure environment is created where the child can be heard, acknowledged and validated and a solution found.

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Child Counselling can help with:

 

Help is available to your child across a variety of issues, including (but not limited to):

Children:

  • Aggression, Anger and Acting Out
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Blended family issues
  • Bullying
  • Coping with separation and divorce
  • Challenging behaviours
    • Behavioural problems
    • Fussy eating
    • Tantrums and emotional regulation
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Developmental concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Learning difficulties and giftedness
  • Parenting support
  • School-related problems
  • School refusal
  • Separation anxiety
  • Self-regulation issues
  • Sibling conflict
  • Sleep issues
  • Social adjustment problems
  • Trauma
  • Resilience

Adolescents:

 

  • Anger management
  • Academic difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying (online and at school)
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Exam stress
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Performance at school
  • Relationship issues
  • School refusal
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexuality or problematic sexual behaviour
  • Sleep issues
  • Social isolation
  • Stress

 

At Wellbeing Therapy Space, we can assist your child to feel happier, more secure and more confident within themselves and within your family dynamic.

 

How do I know if my Child needs Counselling?

 

  • Has your child or someone close to them experienced a serious illness?
  • Has your child experienced trauma or traumatic events (including physical, emotional or sexual)?
  • Has your child experienced grief or loss after the end of an important relationship or the death of a loved one?
  • Has there been a change as a result of marriage breakup, including adjusting to different living arrangements?
  • Has your child experienced stress at school or felt pressure to perform well?
  • Has your child experienced peer pressure or bullying?
  • Do you have concerns that your child is not reaching developmental milestones?
  • Has your child had unexplained behaviour or mood changes (including thoughts of self-harming or suicide)
  • Has your child complained of illness or injury that your doctor cannot explain?
  • Does your child have trouble sleeping because of anxiety?
  • Do you worry that your child’s anxiety or depression is affecting your relationship with your partner or your other children?

 

We can also provide specialist parenting counselling to support you in developing effective parenting strategies. Our priority is ensuring your entire family feels supported.

 

Help is here.

 

Wellbeing Therapy Space is here to assist you and your child work through the issues that are impacting on your family, no matter how big or how small. If you are feeling uncertain about how your child is coping emotionally, consider child counselling sooner rather than waiting for issues to escalate.

 

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If you have any questions or would like to know more about our child counselling services, call us on 1300 208 680.

Would you like more information about child counselling?

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