Child Therapy

When in doubt, check it out!

Child Therapy

When in doubt, check it out!

Child Therapy – ages 7 to 11

As a parent, your primary focus is on what is best for your children. If you have concerns about your child’s development, mental health or behaviours, and you want to come and see us, we are here for you, your child and your family. Our psychologist will evaluate the situation and provide guidance on the most suitable course of action.

Parents involvement with their child’s therapy

The level of parental involvement in child therapy will vary based on the child’s developmental stage and typically involves a mix of individual and joint sessions. It is crucial for parents to understand their child’s early attachment experiences and any potential issues that may have impacted them. Child therapy tends to focus on difficulties such as:

  • Low mood
  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety,
  • Social problems
  • Issues at school
  • Behaviour and conduct problems
  • Trauma
  • Promoting academic persistence
  • Parents in conflict
  • Family breakdown
  • Overactivity and attention problems
  • Conduct problems
  • Post Trauma issues
  • Bereavement

As children become more independent, they begin to form perceptions about how others view them, and concerns may arise regarding their peer relationships. The objective is often to enhance their capacity to manage challenging emotions, with an additional focus on developing ‘thinking’ skills to move from behaving reactively to assessing and then ‘deciding’ the best way to respond. School-age children may benefit from support in navigating social interactions and academic hurdles at school.

Requesting Reports

Families and individuals have the option to request reports that outline the specific challenges a child is facing and provide recommendations for their wellbeing.

Building Parents Confidence, Knowledge, and Abilities

Families dealing with neurodivergent issues often experience high levels of stress as they endeavour to adjust their parenting to accommodate their child’s extra requirements. The objective of therapy is to bolster parents’ confidence and abilities by fostering an understanding of their child’s condition and formulating strategies to address their unique strengths and challenges.

Neurodivergent Conditions

Children with neurodivergent l conditions encounter added hurdles in both school settings and peer relationships. Individual and family therapy tailored to the individual learning profile of the young person can support difficulties commonly occurring alongside neurodevelopmental conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Social difficulties
  • School refusal
  • Conduct problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

You’re in safe hands with our Psychologist

Our child psychologist, Ailsa, creates a warm and reassuring environment for children to feel comfortable.

She incorporates a variety of techniques involving games, toys, and sensory tools to help your child explore their emotions in a safe and nurturing setting. Appointments with Ailsa are available for in-person sessions at our consulting room located near Charing Cross in Glasgow.

We would be delighted to share Ailsa’s individual counsellor profile with you.

Ailsa also works with:

Adolescents 12-16

Young adults 16-25

Adults from 25 – all ages beyond

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Wellness for children

May 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Young people are encountering more and more pressure, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, self-harm, and depression. All of these conditions are on the rise. Something must be done, and I believe I know what it is. [...]