Counselling With Children And Adolescents

Does your child seem overly nervous or anxious? do they have fears and phobias that are impacting on their life? or are they being bullied at school or being a bully? Are they having temper tantrums or appearing withdrawn? Is your child self harming? Are you concerned about the mental health of your child?

Ready to make an appointment to see how Bright Ideas can work with you to resolve these issues?

Call 0423 220 776 to  book a free 15 minute phone consultation or Simply fill the Contact Us form and we’ll call you.

The types of issues Bright Ideas can help children & adolescents with are:

  • Childhood or teenage depression counselling
  • Anxiety counselling (including social anxiety, separation anxiety, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, traumatic stress and phobias)
  • Self harm counselling
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties (including divorce or other family problems)
  • Bullying at school
  • Parenting strategies/ parenting counselling
  • Child sexual abuse counselling with a child abuse counsellor
  • Child or teenage behavior problems/ behavioural therapy for children
  • Vocational counselling and coaching for enhanced performance at school
  • Case conferencing/ case management with school and other therapists

Bright Ideas specialises in children and adolescents’ emotional wellbeing and developmental needs.

Bright Ideas provides up to date, evidence based adolescent counselling,  and behavioural therapy for children, along with parenting counselling.

Children and adolescents can experience various issues, such as problems at school, bullying, learning difficulties, anger, stress or trauma, eating problems, grief, anxiety and worry, depression, self harm, family separation and divorce, friendship issues, difficult behavior and social difficulties.  Bright Ideas works together with the family of the child to help resolve these challenges by providing adolescent and child counselling, as well as parenting counselling and behavioural therapy or children.

Bright Ideas is skilled in providing the particular counselling required to reach out to young children and adolescents. Whether the counselling is about issues at home, at school or with friends, Bright Ideas can support the young person to gain skills and strategies. Using the latest techniques and research from around the world, Bright Ideas works with your child to make life better.

In particular, adolescent counselling is intended to help adolescents make sense of their feelings and behavior. Approaches such as family therapy also provide both parent and teenager with the chance of exploring their relationship and voicing their feelings in a supportive environment.

Counselling with a child abuse counsellor/ child psychologist  can also help your child or adolescent make a recovery from this trauma.

Parents usually attend the initial session, which will generally be an interview or assessment session. This allows you and your Psychologist to develop an understanding of you and your child’s needs. Together you will make decisions about the type of intervention and support which best suits your child.

Intervention may look like one or more of these:

  •     Individual adolescent/child counselling
  •     Family Therapy
  •     Parent support and education
  •     Coaching
  •     Educational counselling and consultancy

A referral is not necessary, however clients can obtain an $83 rebate per session from Medicare if they obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor. All you need to do is consult your Doctor and ask them to provide you with a Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates from many Health Insurers are also available.