Childhood issues can have an everlasting effect if not treated immediately. A child experiencing a mental health problem or experiencing something they don’t understand can be daunting for a child because they may not know where to turn for help. As their caregiver you may be at a loss of what to do as well. If your child’s behavior has changed, consider what may be happening in their lives, are their any triggers that may cause them distress? Situations such as; moving, divorce, loss of a loved one, or bullying can affect your child greatly.
Children’s Therapy can help you and your child work together to explore their feelings, fears and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Working with a therapist away from their home and school life can take away some of the pressure. There are a number of methods that your therapist can use to encourage your child to express their feelings and emotions better, such as through play and art therapy. Older children may enjoy talk therapy, or a mixture of both. The aim of counseling is to help your child cope better with their feelings and how to communicate them. The psychological tools children will learn in therapy will help them well into adulthood.