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Therapeutic intervention can be helpful for:

ADHD

Children suffering from ADHD have difficulties in maintaining attention,  they often struggle with impulsivity, excessive fidgetiness, organizational skills and low frustration tolerance, which negatively impact on not only their academic performance, but also on relationships with parents, teachers and peers, leading often to low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, appropriate treatment can be effective in managing all of the above symptoms.

Psychology interventions can help to improve and manage the symptoms of ADHD. Interventions often include teaching the child how to control their behaviour and make positive choices for their well-being, as well as strategies to help improve structure and organisation in the child’s daily life. Parents are also taught how to provide support and positive feedback for desired behaviours.

Anger Difficulties

Anger is an emotion that many children struggle with. Often, uncontrolled anger can represent an underlying concern. We can help children work through their anger with proven strategies.

Many children have occasional temper tantrums and meltdowns. They may be defiant when asked to do tasks or chores that they dislike or lash out when they are frustrated or angry. However, when a child is unable to express and control their anger, and repeatedly engages in destructive or/and highly challenging and disruptive behaviours, it might mean that they need support and intervention.

Therapy can help your child see their anger differently and maintain or regain control of their temper. Therapy will also help teach the child to understand their anger and anger-inducing situations, as well as work through behavioural solutions such as self-control, relaxation and problem-solving.

Anxiety

Children dealing with anxiety often feel as if there’s a black cloud hanging over them. We work with children and carers on proven treatments and strategies for overcoming all forms of anxiety.

It’s normal and common for children to have fears and worries. However, persistent fears and worries may require attention. When a child’s concerns and anxieties begin to take control of their life, it may be time to get help.

There are many different types of anxiety, including:

  • Phobias: Having an extreme fear of a specific thing or situation, such as dogs, cats or going to the dentist;
  • Separation anxiety: Being afraid when they are away from parents/caregivers;
  • General anxiety: Being excessively worried about the wide range of situations and everyday life events for no obvious reasons;
  • Social anxiety: Being afraid of settings and places that involve other people;
  • Panic disorder: Having recurrent episodes of sudden and extreme fear, which include symptoms such as having trouble breathing or feeling dizzy.

Psychology interventions can help children to manage and reduce their anxiety by allowing them to identify triggers and overcome phobias, change unhelpful thinking habits that trigger anxiety, develop strategies to manage panic attacks and behaviours that promote mental and physical wellbeing.

Bullying

Bullying can have profound impact on children over the short, medium and long term.

It often results in harm and distress on the targeted child, including physical, psychological, and social harm. It can occur almost anywhere – in the school playground, social settings and online.

There are many types of bullying, such as:

  • Physical bullying: Slapping, punching, and tripping;
  • Verbal bullying: Teasing and name-calling;
  • Social/relational bullying: Spreading rumours and gossip, ostracizing;
  • Cyberbullying 

Bullying is a severe problem and may increase the risk of mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and impair other areas of life.

If your child is being bullied or has had an adverse bullying experience, therapy may be able to help them cope with bullying in an empowered manner, develop skills that would allow them to respond effectively to these experiences, emotionally process the adverse experience, and build self-esteem to allow them to move forward.

Depression

Depression in children, if untreated, can have far-reaching and severe consequences on their emotional, behavioural, social and academic functioning.

Being sad is a very normal human emotion, and occasional sadness or feelings of hopelessness are common in children. However, when such feelings become persistent and impair the child’s ability to enjoy life, engage with their peers, attend school etc., help may be needed.

Psychology interventions can help your child to change their unhelpful thinking patterns,  build the toolbox of skills needed to  cope with negative emotions, modify unhelpful behaviours and encourage more positive and empowering actions that would help them improve their happiness and overall mental and physical wellbeing.

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is critical to a child’s development. Self-esteem is about liking and accepting yourself, feeling worthy, and believing in your capabilities and abilities to achieve and succeed in life. With healthy self-esteem, a child will have the confidence to venture into new activities and persevere, even in the face of difficulties and challenges.

Psychological therapy is useful in helping your child develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. Therapy can help to identify and modify thoughts and beliefs that perpetuate a negative perception of self, identify strengths, help build confidence and self-worth, and teach skills to help develop healthy relationships.

Social Difficulties

Children can learn how to improve their social skills and communicate more effectively to build more positive interactions and relationships with others.

Social skills allow us to develop and maintain healthy and harmonious relationships with others. Children with well-developed social skills have been found to be happier, and more satisfied with life, and they are less likely to experience bullying and/or social anxiety.

If your child struggles with connecting with other children and building or maintaining relationships, it may be helpful to provide them with appropriate psychological support.

A standard therapy session is 50 minutes.

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