What is children’s counselling?

Children’s counselling is a space where individuals can explore and understand problems in their lives in a non-judgemental, empathic setting. A variety of techniques can be used to help the child reflect and process incidents and traumas in their lives that may have led to behavioural and mental health difficulties.

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For some young people, a traditional talking therapy works successfully when working on presenting issues. However, for other children, a creative approach is more favourable. This can be done in many ways, sand tray therapy, games and art and crafts are all ways to work with children. Children’s counselling can help improve a variety of mental health conditions including:

•             Anxiety

•             Depression

•             Phobias

•             Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

 

 

Children’s Counselling can be used to overcome childhood trauma. Studies also suggest that children who have neurological disorders, including autism and ADHD, can find counselling successful in helping with symptoms they experience.

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