Child Counselling

Child Counselling2018-12-03T04:30:06+00:00

Child Counselling

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!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T09:56:40+00:00

Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.

It’s perfectly normal for individuals, families, couples and individuals to seek counselling in order to assess and solve various problems and issues they encounter everyday. Expressing becomes easier for clients because the counsellor is not part of their personal life. Not to mention, since everything said in sessions is confidential, clients have the freedom to express themselves openly.

It is important to understand, however, that a counsellor does not tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you are willing to commit to.

Similar to how weight lifters in the gym will gain more progress with the help of a personal trainer, those who try counselling may find themselves moving forward in their lives much more comfortably with guidance. With the help of counsellors, we can gain a better understanding of the various relationships and situations that we experience and encounter throughout our lives.

What is a psychologist?2018-10-12T09:57:33+00:00

Psychologists are by training those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior. They require four (4) years of basic university training, and two more years in internships and specialisations. As such, psychologists are trained in a wide variety of psychological therapies. They are capable of collaborating with psychiatrists and doctors as needed, given their clients know and consent to these methods.

Do your psychologists write psychological reports?2018-10-12T09:58:19+00:00

Should it be required, we can write psychological reports for instances such as TACs, Work Cover, and court proceedings. These reports are charged separately, and in addition to our psychological consultations.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T09:58:59+00:00

Absolutely! Everything you say and express will be confidential and private. The only exceptions to this situation is if you may be at risk of harming others and yourself, or when the law subpoenas your file.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-12T09:59:43+00:00

There’s nothing to prepare for if you’re on your way to your first session. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means much of your first session will be about you trying to describe the problem you’re facing and why it led you to seek psychological counselling. Should you feel lost, psychologists are there to ask questions and help you on your way – with questions regarding when the problem started, what you hope to gain from the session, and what motivated you to seek help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T10:00:28+00:00

Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for just a few sessions while others come regularly. You are in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you are free to resume them at any point in the future. This is an option people may take when problems appear given counselling is an easy way for them to access mentors. It’s much easier when you tackle your problems with the same counsellor as this is someone who knows you very well.

What are your opening hours?2018-10-12T10:01:13+00:00

Our opening hours are 9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-12T10:01:55+00:00

Our rates fall in the middle ground when compared with the rates of a full range of psychological practices. For details on our pricing, phone us at People Psychology Brighton on 03 9133 0996.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2019-02-20T01:43:02+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T10:03:28+00:00

We can process relevant cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your savings account.

What type of counselling and therapy do you use?2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00

Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.

These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.