Children/Young People Counseling
Many children today face several stressors at home, school and with peers. At a time when their minds are growing and they are forming impressions of how the world is, it is very important to work on such stressors in order to prevent the formation of long standing emotional and behavioral difficulties. Children/young people counselling provides your little ones with an environment where they can explore their difficulties through child-friendly and holistic approaches.
Counselling provides an opportunity for children/young people to talk, in confidence, about things that are worrying them or affecting their day to day life. What children/young people choose to talk about is completely up to them, but common issues are bullying, parental separation, stress, friendships, change, bereavement, distressing traumatic events and anger.
Through Child Counselling, We Focus On The Following:
Identifying roots of behavior
We identify the roots of the problem behaviors. The root lies in most cases in unfulfilled emotional needs which manifests in behaviors ranging from aggression to social isolation and depression. Children/young people often not have enough resources at their disposal to understand how to deal with negative emotions. The family environment and parent-child relationships are also often conflicted, leading to further emotional pile up in the child. This then takes the form of behavioral problems. Recognizing why the child is emotionally hurt and what their underlying needs are, and helping them control their emotions is a great deal in remedying behavioral difficulties.
Modifying the child’s behavior
In this phase of therapy, we help children/young people satisfy their needs in productive ways. Enhancing self-esteem is almost always a core aim here, along with instilling feelings of emotional security. We also work on the child/young person’s social skills in order to help them deal better with their environment. Often, changes are required in the home environment to help the child function more adaptively. We therefore have periodic sessions with the parents where we help them gain more perspective about the child/young person and understand the role they play in determining their child’s/young person’s behavior.