Counselling a child requires a relationship to be established between the child and the counsellor. This is called ‘joining’. Methods employed depend on the age of the child. Counselling children and adolescents requires age appropriate communication skills and a genuine approach. There are many tools which can be used to assist in the process. These include drawing, sandplay, painting, telling stories, clay, games, play and drama.
These proven therapies can successfully assist children in dealing with the following issues:
If you want assistance in helping your child deal with these or other areas of concern, please contact Making the Difference and one of our fully trained counsellors to discuss the possibilities. On the basis of early intervention, counselling can be of great benefit to children and families.
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