As parents, our main concern is the happiness, safety, and future security of our children. However, kids are all unique, and as every parent of a young child will attest, the process of childrearing rarely goes to plan. To take care of their unique needs, every parent has a unique job, so it’s no surprise that we feel lost or uncertain at times.
Although we may have a positive relationship with our children, providing a great foundation for tackling obstacles in their life and promoting valuable communication skills, there are still elements outside of our control. Child development is complicated, with negative behaviours sometimes becoming unmanageable. Not to mention, kids do not always have the capacity to tell us what’s wrong.
But when the mental, emotional, and physical development of our children is impacted, we want to address it as soon as possible. If you’re having trouble managing as the parent of a young child, or if you’re unsure whether your child’s behaviour is healthy or not, an experienced child counsellor can provide all the guidance you need.
Young children may exhibit frequent temper tantrums on one side of the scale, or extreme shyness on the other. This may be a phase, or a manageable part of their unique personalities. As they get older, struggles with socialising, sibling conflict, bullying behaviour, or susceptivity to bullying from others, could further confuse us as to whether these issues are personality based, environmentally triggered, or part of an underlying issue which could do with professional evaluation.
Other issues we might struggle to manage include:
A lack of engagement with school
Difficulties with sleep
Maladjustment to changes in the family
If there’s any confusion over whether such behaviours are normal or not, the only way to be sure is with expert guidance. Whatever your concerns may be, you have nothing to lose by making sure your child has no underlying issues causing their distress.
Could my child benefit from counselling?
Child counselling is not only for badly behaved children. The reasons a child may need counselling are as varied as the families they come from, with issues including the death of a family member or pet, divorce, separation, or financial struggles all having profound effects. Other times, a child’s behaviour may be triggered by things we’d never expect, or a mysterious physical complaint may actually have emotional causes.
No matter how complex or unmanageable the problem might seem, it’s important to know that all of these issues can be resolved with the help of an experienced and caring counsellor.
Your child counsellor will be able to:
Help heal emotional wounds related to family breakdowns
Investigate into withdrawn or phobic behaviour
Address aggressive behaviour or family violence
Explore causes of developmental delays or regressions
Assist in managing the special needs of children on the spectrum
Examine issues with concentration or school performance
Teach coping methods for bullying
Work with depression, mood disorders, appetite and sleep problems
Acknowledge the traditional culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and any challenges unique to them
How does child counselling work?
A good child counsellor will work closely with both you and your child in order to get a clear overview of the issue and to pinpoint exactly what your child is communicating through their behaviour. Negotiating one-on-one or joint sessions to suit your needs, they will organise regular reviews so you can easily monitor your child’s progress.
Depending on the age and needs of your child, a counselling session may engage them via talk, art, or play therapy. They will meet your child at their level, addressing issues gently and effectively, while keeping in mind your family values and dynamics.
If you are unable to bring your child in, or if you would like some guidance first before introducing them to therapy, you may wish to consider parenting counselling. With this option, you can discuss the struggles you face as a parent, along with any strategies to address your child’s behaviours, on a more personal level.
How SHYNE Wellness can help
For child and parenting counselling that gives you both peace of mind and a happier home, SHYNE Wellness is here to help.
The life coaches and counsellors at SHYNE Wellness come highly qualified and highly recommended. Certified in areas like trauma recovery, anxiety and stress therapy, and children’s mental health, the range of specialists at SHYNE Wellness are able to recommend effective counselling services for any child and family related issue.
Even if you feel like you’ve tried every trick in the parenting book, with SHYNE Wellness, you’re bound to find an approach that works for you. With services covering many different styles of counselling from spiritual practises to neuroscience, founder Poli Zoungas believes in assisting families of every background and belief system.
A member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation, Poli works with clients of every age to provide the most authentic and personalised approach for them. So, if you’d like to assure the wellbeing of your child with the help of capable experts, simply phone 0417 616 406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org learn how Poli and SHYNE Wellness can help!
Getting the help you need doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
The reality is we all have feelings and emotions and we all need healthy outlets to explore, understand, express and grow from these feelings and emotions.
Poli can help you start this process.
Explore mixed feelings
Achieve clarity and acknowledgement
Learn effective communication strategies
Support more positive thinking
Inspire effective problem-solving
Boost self-confidence and self-esteem
Explore the balance between personal goals and relationship priorities
Counsellor and Life Coach
Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.
Poli is a very warm, understanding and patient Counsellor and Life Coach who truly enjoys seeing her clients achieve success in their life. She listens compassionately and guides the client using forward thinking techniques that help them create a better future for themselves. Her extensive educational training gives her the ability to listen and coach clients through their problems in a way in which they feel empowered and inspired.
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If you’re unable to schedule an appointment and are feeling overwhelmed and would like immediate counselling and support, please call (0417 616 406).