Counselling for Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents, while often resilient and adaptable, can face challenges as they learn to navigate their way through the world. As parents we teach and support them with the tools in our toolbox, but at times seeking additional support and advice may be needed. Having a Psychologist work with your young person can be helpful in supporting them to understand how their brain works, their own strengths in solving problems, how they can communicate effectively to get support and in making helpful choices and decisions.

When working with your child or teenager, the Psychologist:

  • May want to meet with one or both parents first, prior to seeing the young person, or they may want to meet the young person first. This will depend on factors such as the presenting problem and the age of the child.
  • Will explain to you (the parent) and the child the role of the Psychologist, how sessions work and issues related to privacy and confidentiality.
  • May need to take time to build rapport with the young person. While sessions are normally conducted with the young person only, they can have a parent attend if they would prefer.
  • May hold regular catch up sessions with the parent based on the needs of the child.
  • May decide parent sessions are more appropriate, depending on the goal and the childs presentation.

At Anastasi Psychology, we support children with a variety of presentations, including:

  • Neurodiverse clients, including Autism and ADHD.
  • Disability, including Intellectual Disability, Brain Injury and Physical Disabilities, and related mental health concerns.
  • Anxiety, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, school challenges and nightmares.
  • Emotional regulation and behaviour concerns.
Unsure if we can help? Contact us here and let us know your concerns, or book a session online.