Child and Teenager Counselling

Child and Teenager Counselling

Child and teenager related issues

The aim of child/teenager counselling is to help a child/teenager to cope with specific challenges that are affecting them (e.g. emotional, social, developmental) and for their family to provide a better support system. 

Child and teenager counselling

Child and teenager related issues

Allowing a child or teenager and thier family to express and work with a counsellor (Can be a clinical psychologist, registered counsellor or psychotherapist) to assist them in going through those tough and difficult situations through the developmental stages.

Common Issues That Can Be Explored And Worked Through In Child And Teenager Counselling

MOOD

  • Sad/depression
  • Worry/anxiety
  • Anger problem
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low confidence
  • Lack motivation

DEVELOPMENTAL

  • Learning difficulties
  • Behavioural problem (aggressive / habit/ disturbing actions)
  • Developmental Delay 

RELATIONSHIP

  • Bullying
  • Traumatic experience
  • Parent separation/Family Conflicts
  • Siblings relationship
  • Romantic relationship

OTHERS

  • Adjustment to new school, home or environment
  • Self-harm behaviour
  • Socially withdrawn
  • Substance abuse
  • School refusal

SPECIAL NEEDS

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
  • ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

Possible goals of child and teenager counselling

Child and teenager counselling may help in

EARLY DETECTION

Professional observation and assessment to help identify any underlying developmental or behavioral problems a child may have, so that they can be addressed early.

NEW COPING SKILLS

Parent and child will learn new skill sets to cope with the challenges through a comprehensive mode (e.g. social, emotional and behavioural).

NEUTRAL EXPLORATION

Therapist as a neutral third person in providing a safe space for the child and teenager to express themselves, explore issues and strengthen their coping skills.

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