Child Psychology

At Life Resolutions Kingsford, child psychology counselling is available with trained child therapists, who can help you and your child understand what is going on for them.

Like all of us, children sometimes need to negotiate difficult times. The difference between children and adults, however, is that they don’t have the emotional maturity and experience to be able to do this on their own. Issues such as family breakdown and resultant adjustment, school difficulties such as bullying, learning difficulties, and the loss of a grandparent can create major stress for a child before they develop enough resilience to cope.

Ideally a child should have dependable available to support them, but this can be difficult when the adults in their life may be struggling themselves.

Sometimes extra help is needed from a child therapist, especially when the child needs an impartial but concerned place to express their concerns.

When may your child need counselling support?

Child psychology counselling may be required when a child is:

    • Worried, depressed or anxious
    • Unusually angry
    • Extra clingy
    • Dropping behind in learning and skills
    • Showing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Feeling guilty and responsible for the family distress
    • Withdrawn from playmates and family members
    • Having trouble falling or remaining asleep
    • The target of bullying or is the bully
    • Having a puzzling drop in grades or academic performance

How we can help?

At Life Resolutions Kingsford, we will come up with a strategy to help them based on a variety of child psychology counselling methods from Mindfulness, ACT for children, as well as activity therapy such as sand tray and art. Much effort goes into engaging your child so that they are comfortable with their therapist.

These sessions are completely confidential. Only with the child’s permission will the therapist share information they feel the parents need to know, although there are also certain mandatory reporting requirements that may compel the psychologist to report some issues.

The practice also provides cognitive and psychometric testing services with reports. These are routinely requested by paediatricians and educators for learning and behavioural issues that children and adolescents may be showing.

To make an appointment with a child psychologist in South East Sydney for all therapy, assessment and reporting needs, contact Life Resolutions today on 1300 668 256.

 

Where is Our Child Counselling Service Located?

We are conveniently located 2/40 Gardeners Road, Kingsford NSW 2032.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256