Child Counselling St Albert
Child counselling is a therapy for young and teen children who are experiencing dysfunctional or stressful environments at home or experienced trauma. Some other issues that your child might face are anxiety, depression, and grief.
Child counselling’s goal is to divide the issues into parts so your child can better understand them and cope up with them.
How to know your child needs counselling?
Some common signs will indicate that your child needs counselling, for instance, your child is behaving differently and act differently than his normal behaviour or started developing problems or building a rebel nature. However, it depends on age some common issue might be considered as the part of growing up but if your child is acting differently than his age than you child might need help from professionals.
Some common signs might help you to identify that your child needs counselling.
Facing difficulty in adjusting to social situations.
- Sleeping difficulties / Insomnia
- Night terrors, nightmares
- Sudden academic decline
- Constant stress and anxiety
- Unprovoked aggression
- Extreme weight loss
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Spending time alone being sad
What issues do child counsellors treat?
Child Counsellor treat issues that cause children emotional or social growth and mental health condition that affecting the child’s daily life. Counsellors help your child to identify the issues and healthily cope with them.
Some most common issues that child counsellors will treat.
- Divorce or separations
- Grief and loss
- Trauma events
- Issues like (Stress, Anxiety, Depression)
- Sexual, emotional or physical abuse
- Relocation issues (School, Collages, Home Family, Cities, states)
- Family Substance abuse or addiction
What are the types of child counselling?
There are different types of child counselling that child counsellors or therapists use to treat your child to overcome mental health issues.
- CBT (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy)
- TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Sport and Exercise therapy
- Mindfulness therapy
CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy: encourages the child to challenge their belief systems and view accurately themselves in the situation through a more realistic and positive lens. CBT is used to help the child to reframe the way they think about issues or events. Helping them to change negative thoughts or patterns and behaviours into a positive way.
TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy): TF-CBT helps children to learn how to view the trauma in an additional realistic manner without blaming themselves. TF-CBT helps them to heal from the effects of the trauma. TF-CBT teach your child techniques that they can use while facing flashback or going through the memories.
Alternative Therapy (Musical, Art, Sport, Exercise, Mindfulness): A child can benefit from the alternative therapy that follows music therapy, art therapy, sports therapy, exercise and mindfulness. These therapies are highly effective and worked with the child’s growth. However, it depends on individuals and is treated as per therapist suggestions.
Online Child Counselling St Albert
Child counselling need professional help and online counselling sessions are best for kids and teen, it can help you to ease the process towards the therapy. You can book an online counselling session with our professional and then our counsellor will counsel your child online through video counselling on your mobile phone or laptop. You can book an online counselling session with us through the below button.