As a parent, you want your children to live a happy, carefree and memorable childhood. You want them to have experiences which will positively contribute to their behavior and their life. However, just like adults, children can also go through tough times. Their problems might not be as serious as what adults experience, but it’s still something that bothers them and can affect their thinking and behavior patterns. And unlike adults, children often find it hard to communicate through words what their troubles are. Their inability to communicate depending on their age might be a contributing factor but parents, who are not even noticing the change in their children, could also be one.
What is Child Counselling?
Just like any other type of counselling, child counselling aims to help children to cope with their emotions better, understand their problems and develop necessary coping skills which will eventually help them make positive choices in the future. Child counselling involves a therapist or a psychologist who will serve as a facilitator during the child’s session. A child is usually asked to explain and explore their feelings through different mediums available.
When to Seek Professional Help?
There’ll be times when your child’s problem is something that you can both talk about and fix. Other times it may be more than what you can help with. This is why it’s also important to know when to seek professional help. Here are some signs.
- When your child is threatening to hurt themselves.
- When your child is scared or upset of another sibling’s behavior.
- When your child’s behavior is interfering with their daily life.
- When your child is suddenly isolating themselves from their friends and family.
- When your child’s sleeping and eating behavior changes.
- When you, as a parent, no longer know what to do.
How Can We Help You?
Here at People Psychology in Brighton, we understand how your child’s problem is different from all the other children we’ve handled before – this is why our approach to your problem is also distinct. Our psychologists will use a plan for your child which will suit their age, their problem and the situation that they’re currently in. We will ensure that they’re given the right approach appropriate for their age. We’ll communicate with you any treatment plans before implementing it. All of the sessions with your child will be disclosed to you in detail depending on the information we received from the child, so you’ll also keep track of your child’s progress and supplement these treatment plans at home.
Our solutions are aimed to work long-term and not just a mere immediate response to the situation at hand. Our team will work hand in hand with you to make sure that your child is living the life they deserve.
Give Your Child That Extra Help They Need
If you find you’re struggling with a problem your child is having, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Our People Psychology psychologists in Brighton are more than happy to help your child have the childhood they deserve. Call Now!