As a parent, all you want for your child is to be happy and thrive. To make friends, enjoy school, have self esteem and feel resilient.
If you notice that your child is worried or struggling with something, it can make you feel upset, sad and sometimes maybe even frustrated or helpless. You want to be there for your child and help your child with whatever he/she is struggling with.
If you feel that you-your child could do with a helping hand , please continue reading and book an appointment today, so we can get started to help your child thrive and be happy (again) and have extra tools not just for today, but also for tomorrow and every day after that.
When can child counselling be beneficial?
Below is a list of some of the situations in which a child counsellor can provide support:
- Fear of failure
- Self-esteem and confidence building
- Dealing with emotions
- Worry and anxiety
- Problems with social skills / in making friends
- Coping with challenges, failure and negative self-perceptions
- Bullying – for both victims and perpetrators
- Dealing with changes within the family (separation)
- Other day-to-day obstacles
- Building resilience
Working with your child
I have worked with children for more than 18 years, first as a school counsellor, and for the last 3 years in a private practice as a child counsellor and therapist.
I specialize in working with children ages 8-12, and am skilled in treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focussed counselling. If your child is going through a difficult time, counseling is a wonderful way to solve those problems in a way that is child friendly and short termed.
For me the most important thing in working with children is to not just “sit and talk”. I use lots of different methods, from play based to being creative to movement, to Lego based counselling etc. By making use of these methods I support children in finding and utilising their own strengths and at the same time, gaining tools to deal with what they are struggling with.
I think it is important that children feel that they are in a safe environment when visiting me, and that they can trust me, so I take the time to allow children to feel comfortable with me.