For children, counselling will depend upon the age and the abilities of the child, particualry their verbal ability. Primarily I use play therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. There is a lot of evidence to support both play therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy as interventions for a number of issues.
The teen years are a special time of life where there are many physical, mental and social changes. While this is exciting for many it also presents many challenges. I can help teens and parents work through some of the challenges presented at this time.
The counselling relationship is a therapeutic relationship between the psychologist and the client, which is goal directed and objective. Counselling can help you by offering an objective perspective in safe, caring space that is confidential and just focussed on you and your child. This may be very helpful for parents as they navigate difficult issues with their children.
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Wheelers Hill Business Centre
Level 1, Suite 1.21
202 Jells Road
Wheelers Hill 3150
While these strategies can help sometimes, sometime they wont help all the time. Therapy can help you learn some other ways to handle stress, such as changing the way you think about situations, time manaegment and sometimes learning how to mentally step back from situations.