Children & Adolescents

Children & Adolescents

Understanding your child is one of the most important things as a parent. As all children and adolescents have their own unique personality traits it is not uncommon for them to experience a few bumps along the way as they navigate through life’s challenges. At Thinkahead we assist individuals that may experience a range of issues such as:

  • Self Harming
  • Bullying
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Body Image / Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety / Fears / Phobias / Worries
  • Depression
  • Study skills & Exam stress
  • Self esteem issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Anger and Oppositional behaviour
  • Sleeping and Bedtime problems
  • Bed wetting
  • Career Guidance Counselling
  • Physical and Sexual abuse
  • Coping with Separation and Divorce
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Sibling and blended family relationship difficulties

 

At Thinkahead we use a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches to create a safe environment and build rapport with your child. We may use a variety of methodologies and activities such as play dough,crafts,drawing pictures, toys or games to invite your child to talk as they may be hesitant and uncomfortable telling us their worries.

We respect the young person’s right to confidentiality while they receive counselling. As much as possible, we aim to keep parents or care givers informed of the work your children or adolescents are doing in therapy, and keep you up-to-date with their progress.

If we believe that it is vital in the therapeutic process for parents  or care givers to be involved in the treatment process, we will invite you to also attend some joint sessions.

We encourage parents and care givers to attend the initial consultation on their own without their child or adolescent in order to provide the psychologist with a brief history of presenting issues and concerns.