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Child Counselling

Like adults, children experience difficulties and stress. Children often find it hard to identify stressors or express emotions, and this can lead to emotional overwhelm and unhelpful behaviours. Understanding, identifying, and coping with emotions can offer children skills that help them become more resilient adults.

Life Resolutions, Sunshine, can offer your child strategies to help manage stressful situations. The supportive and safe environment will offer them an opportunity to understand that stress is a normal part of life, while teaching them to express their emotions in an appropriate manner.

Issues Affecting Children

There are many different issues which can affect a child both physically and mentally. These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Family breakdown
  • Bullying
  • Loss of a parent or grandparent
  • Learning difficulties
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Peer pressure

Life changing events can be difficult for a young child and they may feel emotionally overwhelmed. Difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions can lead to destructive or unusual behaviour. Seeking professional help can be useful for understanding and coming to terms with what has happened.

Signs that Your Child Might be Struggling

It may be hard to determine whether your child needs professional support. If you’re unsure, here are some signs to consider:

  • Unusually clingy or regressed behaviour
  • Increased aggressive behaviour
  • Unusually quiet or withdrawn
  • Depressed, anxious, or worried
  • A marked drop in grades
  • Feeling responsible or guilty for family distress
  • Difficulty falling asleep or consistent nightmares
  • Withdrawn from family members and playmates
  • Problems with learning
  • Being a bully or being a subject of bullying
  • Difficulty attending school

These are some of the more common signs to consider when deciding on additional help for your child.

How We Can Help

Life Resolutions, Sunshine, works together with you and your child to help improve your child’s life, using various counselling methods. We focus on helping your child feel comfortable with their psychologist, facilitating a safe environment for children to explore their feelings. Children are provided with age appropriate strategies to help them manage stress and better understand their stress responses.

Call us for more information about how we can help or book an appointment.

Where is Our Child Counselling Service Located?

We are conveniently located .

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