Child Counselling

Bring your child or adolescent to discuss and explore any area of your child’s life with a counsellor over weekly sessions of 60 mins each. The number of sessions depends on the area your child addresses and his/her goals.

What is child & adolescent counselling?

Is your child struggling in school? Feeling stressed out? Facing difficulties with friends? Causing tension at home? Unsure of what to do after high school? A trained child & adolescent counsellor helps children by providing individual counseling in the following domains:

  • Personal/Social development
  • Academic development
  • Career development

The primary goal of child & adolescent counselling is to reduce barriers to your child’s academic performance. Barriers to academic success come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it is reducing anxiety, working on study skills, developing healthy friendships, facing problems in the home, setting goals or addressing bulling (to name a few), counselling provides a safe and confidential environment for your child to speak with a caring, professional counsellor who can support his or her development.

Sometimes children and and their families may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with or understand their emotions and/or behaviour.Counselling children is very different to counselling adults. What we do and how we do it depends on a child’s age, their development, whether they have any specific difficulties. Many people may think that counselling is about talking to our clients about their problem. Actually it is more about listening but children are unlikely to talk for 50 minutes about their problems. We therefore have to use many methods for children to be able to tell us about their difficulty and find many ways to explain to them what might make things better for them.