How can Counselling and Psychotherapy help?

For Children I provide one-to-one play and expressive therapy counselling sessions to work through concerns and learn effective emotional regulation strategies and tools. Occasionally I work closely with you as the parent and facilitate a child centered approach empowering your child to utilise strategies learned in sessions so that skills can be translated from the counselling context to home and school. I provide a fully-equipped play therapy room to effectively engage children and young people in therapy and have extensive training and experience working with children and families.

Throughout adolescence,  a young person will experience change: physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. There can be many challenges, leading to feelings of confusion, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness, shame and anxiety, not only for the adolescent but also for the family. Addressing any emerging mental health concerns through holistic counselling support during this time is paramount for the young person to learn how to effectively manage stressors and transition into adulthood.

 

Concerns & Worries

I provide support to children, adolescents and families with concerns relating to (and not limited to):

  • Abuse,

  • Addictions,

  • Anger Management,

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks,

  • Attachments,

  • Behavioural Difficulties

  • Bullying,

  • Bereavement,

  • Change,

  • Confidence,

  • Communication Difficulties,

  • Cultural Issues,

  • Depression,

  • Dilemmas,

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Grief

  • Identity

  • Impact of Step-Families,

  • Life Transitions,

  • Loss,

  • Parenting,

  • Personal Development,

  • Relationship Issues,

  • Retirement,

  • School Refusal

  • Self-Confidence,

  • Self-Esteem,

  • Self-Harm,

  • Separation or Endings,

  • Sexuality,

  • Sexual Abuse,

  • Sexulised Behaviour

  • Social and Behavioural concerns

  • Social Skills

  • Stress, Trauma, Trust,

Children and

Adolescents