– Positive communication

– Positive Reinforcement

– Structure and discipline

– Building parent-child relationship

– Implementing boundaries

– Managing sibling rivalry

– Teaching self regulation skills

– Managing teenage behaviors

– Rewarding behaviors

– Ignoring behaviours

Behaviour therapy, given by parents, teaches children to better control their own behaviour leading to improved functioning at school, home and relationships. Learning and practicing behaviour therapy requires time and effort, but it has lasting benefits for the child.


What do we mean by child and adolescent counselling

Child and adolescent counseling is a process between a child or adolescent and a counselor in a trusting relationship to have that child or adolescent explore and make sense of traumatic experience that has happened to them.

What are the aims of child and adolescent counselling

Child and adolescent counseling focuses on supporting the behavioral, emotional and social growth of children and adolescents. Child and adolescent counseling aims to assist children and adolescents recover their self-esteem and confidence. It helps them understand that the trauma was not their fault and to address any fear or anger they are feeling.


Warning signs that a child may need psychological Counselling

– Persistant worry, anxiety or fearfulness

– Persistant feelings of sadness or hopelessness

– Constant Anger and a tendency to overact to situations

– Inability to concentrate, think clearly or make decisions

– Student issues/ study skills / a sudden drop in grades at school

– Changes in patterns of eating and sleeping

– Bullying

– Agresive behaviour

– Not listening

– Not obeying and being disrespectful to others

– Experiencing regular nightmares

– Alcahol and drug use

– Expressing thoughts of suicide

– Shyness

– Increasing self esteem

– Increasing self confidence

– Building friendship skills

– Assertiveness skills

Types of therapy for children

– Behavioural Therapy

– Art Therapy

– Play and sand tray Therapy

– Music Therapy

– Eye movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)