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Child Counselling & Therapy

Does your child have trouble dealing with their emotions? Is their behavior sometimes disruptive to your home life? Have they experienced sudden loss or trauma?

As they grow, children develop social skills and emotional intelligence. This awareness helps them to develop into healthy, happy, and successful individuals. But some children have trouble processing their emotions and this often leads to behavior that negatively impacts their school life, home life, and overall well-being.

Therapy for Children

At Planting Pears we provide a series of Individualised Psychological Therapeutic Interventions for children (12 years and under) who present a wide range of behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Using an integrative model of therapy, we draw on a variety of evidence-based approaches and develop customised therapy options to provide care for children and their parents/carers. Therapy offers children a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions. With the help of a specialized therapist, children can resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive and lasting changes.

We are conscious that families work together as a system, and that for therapy to be effective it is necessary for parents to be part of the process. In some cases, individual therapy with your child may be the most beneficial, whereas in other cases it may be more effective for the Psychologist to work with parents to equip them with the tools needed to address their child’s difficulties.

Who is Therapy Right for?

At every age, children can be faced with life’s challenges. The following are some of the events and scenarios that can impact a child’s mental health and well-being:

  • The death of a loved one
  • Bullying
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Moving or attending a new school
  • Divorce
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD

Therapy is not a quick fix to a child’s behavioral or emotional issues. It is instead a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides children with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how children develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.

If you would like to explore treatment options for your child, please give my office a call.