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Child and Youth COunselling
Children have unique needs that result in different approaches from those used in adult counselling. A child's mind and body are still growing. They are passing through different milestone stages in their psychological, emotional, spiritual, and social development. A counsellor must have an understanding of child development to effectively communicate with children, and help them to share in the counselling session.
At the same time as expected developments, some children must adapt to special circumstances. Challenges (such as social impairments like Aspergers, learning impairments, mental illness, experiencing divorce, the death of family member, ADHD, etc) may add complications to a child's life.
Child counselling can help children identify and express their thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. Sessions with a counsellor can alleviate points of trauma or distress, so that the child can continue to grow into a balanced adult. Identifying the root causes of behavioural issues allow families to respond in appropriate ways to help children live happier lives, and reach their full potential.
Teens experience a great deal of stress as they explore more complex issues of identity and relationship. In this time of movement from childhood to adulthood, counselling can help youths explore issues of self worth, sexuality, body image, belonging, family conflict, mental well-being, and personal values.
Testimonials from Lillian's Clients
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