Children, like adults, must deal with life stressors such as academic pressure, peer pressure, family dysfunctions, illness, violence and death. Childhood does not shield them from these things, and they respond as most human beings do – by becoming sad, frightened, anxious or angry in varying degrees. When one of these or a component of these emotions reached a degree that interferes with their daily life, normal functions and their capacity to take pleasure, action should be considered.
Having a trustworthy person for your child or teenager to talk to can be very beneficial as it provides them with a positive outlet to support their emotional wellbeing.
We offer individual counselling to children & adolescents and take a collaborative approach by involving parents or guardians in the sessions where appropriate.
We help children & adolescents deal with issues including:
- Family-related issues including parents separation
- Low self-esteem
- Withdrawn behavior
- Stress Management
- School-related problems