Child Counselling Services in Ottawa
Children are particularly vulnerable when it comes to verbalizing their painful feelings or internal struggles, since they are still learning to understand what they are feeling. For some children, their ability to express their feelings can be further compromised by traumatic events in their lives or due to other overwhelming challenges that they might be facing.
Family-Therapy in Kanata and Barrhaven has a qualified and experienced child therapist ready to help your child get back to a happy, healthy and secure childhood. If you are looking for Child counselling services in Ottawa and Kanata area, call us today for an appointment with Greg Hill.
What is Child Therapy?
Adults and adolescents are very different from children in terms of their emotional and mental needs. Child therapy involves a set of interventions devised especially to care for the mental health of children. Some child therapy methods are:
- Play Therapy: Methods such as sand tray technique are used where a child is invited to explore and create scenarios with figurines in a sand tray. The child therapist then guides them to better understand and process unresolved feelings.
- Art Therapy: Involves the use of drawing, colouring and processing as an alternative way for children to communicate and express their feelings and thoughts so that they can heal and grow.
- Family Systems Therapy: Involves a child therapist’s assessment of the whole family or guardians to determine where adjustments can be made that will help ensure a child’s developmental needs are met.
- Talk Therapy: This method depends on the child’s age. The talking focuses on their appropriate developmental, emotional and relational needs. A specialized child therapistwill help your child gain the necessary comfort and skills to process their thoughts and feelings.
Developing Coping Skills
Children are still in the process of developing their coping skills. Allowing your child to engage in play therapy may make expressing their emotions and feelings easier. How children develop their sense of confidence, their ability to manage their emotions and their skills in creating appropriate boundaries are all part of a crucial developmental process that affects the course of their lives. As a parent, you no doubt want to give your child a strong foundation that will enhance their emotional and mental health, and their future as a whole. Child Counselling and therapy at Family-Therapy in Ottawa can help resolve your child’s particular issues in a safe, friendly and professional space. Our caring and compassionate child therapist will ensure your child feels comfortable and secure.
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