Applecross’s Expert Psychologists, Helping Your Child
During their early years of development, young children and adolescents can experience difficulties at critical stages in their life. That’s why having easy access to a child psychologist across Applecross and South Perth for our local parents, can greatly benefit.
Your child may experience behavioural, social, emotional and learning problems and may be unsure how to overcome these challenges, so it’s important to take action early.
What can I expect from child counselling & a child psychologist?
Your child’s relationship with their psychologist is the most important part of child counselling services. How your child, their counsellor and you communicate are all vital to the progress your child makes in the sessions.
Firstly, we meet with you to discuss your concerns and the challenges you are facing. It isimportant for this session to be between you and the counsellor only, so you can discuss your concerns openly and without judgement.
As we meet with your child we will keep you updated on their progress. However, it is important for your child to feel safe to be open about their feelings and for them to know that the information won’t be shared with the rest of the family.
Because children do not always know how to express their feelings, we use a wide range of expressive therapies to help guide your child through the process. These therapies are very intuitive and don’t necessarily require children to talk. The therapies we choose to adopt include Sandplay, reading books, art therapy and drama and movement therapy.
It is important to agree on the number of sessions with your counsellor and bring your child each week. As you work through the sessions and they draw to a close, it’s imperative that you book a ‘goodbye’ session for your last session. Why? It is important for your child to say goodbye to their counsellor as they would by this stage be someone they feel they can confide in and open up to.
What are the best ways to explain child counselling to my child?
The most important thing is to let them know that they are safe to express their feelings and they will not be forced to do anything they do not want to do. Give them a visual of what the room and their counsellor will look like prior to meeting them so they can understand this to be a familiar and safe place to visit.
What issues can you help my child overcome through child counselling?
Children and adolescents can face a range of behavioural, emotional and social challenges. From parents going through a divorce to developing fears and phobias. Our trained child counsellors will be able to support you through a range of issues including:
- Children dealing with divorce and parent separation
- Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
- Parenting issues
- Fears and phobias
- Emotionality and associated problems
- Separation Anxiety
- Self Confidence
- School-related Problems
- Sibling rivalry
- Body Image worries or eating disorders
- Grief and loss
If your child is experiencing any of the above and you have concerns, then we recommend speaking to someone. Our child psychologists are conveniently located across Applecross, South Perth and surrounding areas.
Why Choose A resolution Applecross as your Child Psychologists?
While it is important to always choose the right counsellor for your personal needs and comfort. It is even more important for your children to be seeing a psychologist that has experience with children and parents alike. We encourage you to book a session for yourself first, to see if you are happy with the style, and then ensure this is someone you believe your child will be comfortable opening up to.
A resolution provides child psychologists who understand and listen to your concerns. Contact us today to arrange a consultation in our Applecross offices, close to South Perth and surrounding areas.