Counselling for Kids & Teens With Emotional & Behaviour Problems
I got into the field of counselling because of my own challenges as a child. This personal struggle has equipped and motivated me to become a specialist who understands the problems kids face. My quiet accepting personality has helped me put many kids at ease and make them feel safe. The tools of child play therapy I have developed over 20 years are shared with children and teens in a way they can apply to their lives.
Are you a parent, class teacher, social worker, or minister who is worried about the welfare of a particular child?
Yes?… then I am happy to tell you about how I might be able to help.
Impact of Child Play Therapy
Play Therapy at Help for Families Canada transforms problematic children to progressing children.
For a more detailed description of what is play therapy read our blog post – How Play Helps Your Child Heal
Common Problems Counselling Helps Kids Resolve
Some of the individual issues I may be able to help your child address include:
Worries and Fears (Read more about help for: Anxiety Disorders)
Anger and Hostility
Sadness, Depression, and Grief (eg. parents’ divorce, death of loved one)
ADHD or Childhood Hyperactivity
Discipline Issues with General Child Behaviour Problems
Shyness, Difficulty in Friendships and Peer Relationship
Highly Sensitive or Empath (HSP)
With early intervention your child or yourself can acquire the skills and strategies he/she needs to live a healthy, happy life.
Play Therapy with Teenagers! Really?
It is the exceptional teenager that is naturally comfortable walking into a room and start talking about their experiences and feelings. There is even more resistance if that adult asks questions???? Talk therapy is not the best way to reach deep into the psyche of youth.
No, they may not move to the dollhouse to play home but they may draw me a picture of the map/layout of their house. With enough gentle noticing and curiosity I may get that teen to express to me what the dynamics are like for them living in that that house with that family (their family). Art is one of my preferred methods to work with tweens and teens. Even adolescent boys will draw me comic strips or “graphic stories” of their day. Engagement in music, using apps, viewing and creating video-clips, playing board games, and sand-tray are some of my other playful interventions I use with the more discriminating generation.
Occasionally I may meet the stone-wall face but it is much less frequent in my contemporary practice.
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