"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul,
than the way in which it treats its children."
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Counselling children is different from counselling adolescents or adults. During the counselling session your child may play a game, paint/draw, play with toys, work with symbols and sand.
These strategies are used to help your child feel comfortable and provide them with an alternative or additional means of communication.
It allows your child to tell their story, sort out their problem and gain a sense of control over their issue.
Some reasons why a child might attend counselling are:
- Behaviour concerns
- Grief & Loss
- Social skills
- Separation of parents/family breakdown
- Anger Management
- Abuse – sexual, physical, neglect
- Low Self-esteem