It can be tough growing up.
As youngsters, children are learning about where they fit in and how to interact and behave socially. Once they grow into adolescents, they are in transition to adulthood, developing their maturity and sense of identity.
In both of these stages – childhood and adolescents – life throws up challenges for young people and their families to navigate and manage.
Sometimes it can all get a bit much.
When To Seek Child & Adolescent Counselling:
A young person will not get through childhood or adolescence without challenges thrown up in their path. A large part of their learning comes from confronting these challenges so that they have the life skills they need to lead rich, fulfilling adulthoods.
But if your child or teenager is experiencing anxiety, depression, friendship issues, or engaging in self harming behaviours, it is time to seek professional help.
Any of the following symptoms could be a sign or trigger that you need a child or adolescent counsellor.
- abnormally high anxiety
- panic attacks
- anger management
- separation/divorce, step family issues
- family abuse and violence
- family conflict
- developmental disorders e.g. Autism, Asperger’s
- learning difficulties
- challenging behaviours
- attention deficit disorders – ADHD
- depression and mood disorders
- grief and loss
- School readiness
- School refusal and self-esteem issues
- IQ assessments
- Autism Assessments
- Asperger’s Assessments