Childhood is a period of rapid development and intense transition. Young ones are confronted with a bewildering array of physical, emotional, social and psychological developmental changes – growing up is a tricky business! For some kids, this can be a relatively smooth, or even exciting process of transitions on their journey to adulthood. Yet for others, the challenges encountered can seem overwhelming.
The childhood years present a unique set of challenges, for children and parents alike.
Young children frequently find it difficult to regulate their emotions and articulate the complexity of what they are feeling. From temper tantrums to social withdrawal, and concerning behavioural issues such as hitting, biting and bedwetting, young children regularly express their distress in worrying ways.
As older children develop, they may struggle with interpersonal conflicts such as sibling rivalry, or social problems as a result of being bullied. Isolation, anger, anxiety and depression are commonly reported issues that pre-teens face as they navigate their way into adolescence amongst their peer group.
Child Counselling is suitable for:
- Restlessness and hyperactivity
- Peer relationships
- Instruction following
- Behavioural problems (Aggression, Lying, Stealing, temper tantrums, risk taking behaviour)
- Bullying at school
- Coping with separation and divorce
- Grief and loss
- School refusal
- Separation anxiety
- Sibling conflict
- Isolation and social issues
- Sleep issues
The common bond that links all children is their need for loving adult guidance as they develop, learn and grow. Yet even when parents and carers provide a nurturing home environment, sometimes children still need extra support. I can help your son or daughter to successfully overcome childhood challenges by developing their resilience, self-esteem and psychosocial skills.