Is your child struggling at school? Falling behind even with extra help? Failing to reach their academic potential? Maybe they’re always losing things no matter how many reminders you give them. Maybe they fidget a lot and have difficulty sitting still. Or maybe you constantly feel like you’re fighting to get their attention and focus. It’s normal for kids to struggle with big feelings but sometimes they need a little extra support to learn how to cope with these.
What is child therapy?
Child therapy is very similar to the therapy or counselling that adults receive. Most parents who are looking into therapy for their children, want to know what sorts of issues it can address.
Child counselling can address a range of childhood emotional, social and behavioural problems including:
- Anxiety and worries
- Defiance and non-compliance behaviours
- Problems at school or with friends
- Problems with general parenting advice
The most important part of therapy is collaboration. Collaboration is critical to the successful treatment of children, which is why here at Mind Matters, we work together with you, your child and any other relevant professionals involved to support your child in reaching their full potential.
Our goal? To create a warm and empathic, non-judgemental space where children can feel safe to explore their emotions, thoughts and behaviours in fun and creative ways with our expert team of psychologists.
What is the most effective therapy for children?
Before we dive into therapy at Mind Matters, we believe assessing children is most important. Some of the assessments we conduct for children include:
- ADHD assessments
- Cognitive assessments to explore intellectual disabilities and specific learning disorders, as well as giftedness
- Any other social, emotional or behavioural problems