A complete history of the child is attained followed by a consultation with the care giver. Based on this information an appropriate treatment modality is chosen. For instance, a directive or non-directive approach may be used, depending on what the situation calls for. In all cases, the treatment is child led and child-centred, focusing on the individual needs of the child that they bring to the session.
Who will benefit from counselling?
- Children and adolescents showing signs and symptoms they ae struggling with mental health/emotional wellbeing; self-harm, suicidal ideation, depression
- Children and adolescents dealing with loss – bereavement or separation
- Children and adolescents who are dealing with parental conflict, separation or divorce
- Children who have been adopted or are in foster care
- Children who are dealing with issues of loss, such as illness or death of a loved one
- Children and adolescents who have been hospitalised
- Children and adolescents who have witnessed domestic violence
- Children and adolescents diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Children and adolescents who have experienced serious accidents or disasters
Children and adolescents demonstrating challenging behaviour