Shivawn Davis.com - Counsellor & Specialist speech Pathology services

Ba. App. Science (Speech Pathology) - Adv. Dip. Holistic Counselling - Member CAPA & SPAA

Clarity - Communication- Connection

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childrens_counsellingEngaging children in a counselling process is very different to working with adults. Adults are generally able to reflect on the past and express in words what is distressing to them. Children live a world of immediacy. They are more likely to show their feelings and issues behaviourally, or somatically (through their bodies), than using words.

Counselling with children supports the child to ‘show’ what is happening in their internal worlds, in a variety of ways. Because children live in a world of exploration and play, some of the most effective modalities involve expressive therapies ie: sand play, drawing, movement, writing, music, visualisation to name a few. The child is able to externalise what is happening internally, and is then supported to move through the processes needed to bring healing.

It is important for parents to learn how to support a child who is experiencing emotional pain or behavioural difficulties. The therapeutic process with a child may also involve sessions with the parents. It is distressing to know our child may be experiencing pain, and as a parent, we are in the most powerful position to make a difference to how our child meets and processes the challenges they experience in life.

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