Being a young person in this world can be hard – navigating the ongoing demands of life on top of family, friends and social relationships can be challenging. Counselling for children and youth is focused on creating a safe relationship where they can share and process what they deem to be overwhelming in their lives. Whether that’s navigating the transition of divorce, trauma, bullying, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety or depression – a child and youth therapist have the knowledge and skills to provide the child/youth with the help they need to resolve the issue and resume a healthy life.
The ultimate goal of child/youth counselling is to support the individual to process what is happening in their lives and interpret the challenges to better understand themselves and others.
Intimate partner abuse
Body image and self-esteem
Job loss or changes
Grief and loss
Sexuality and sexual identity (LGBTQ2)
Women’s specialized concerns such as post-partum, infertility and miscarriages
Divorce or breakups
Common Topics Covered in Counselling
How does it work?
The goal of counselling is to help you get through the challenges you're currently facing while engaging in healthy coping skills. Some approaches and tactics that therapists use to support you not only through the hard transition but also to equip you for future challenges are:
Identify values and remain connected to the values that are vital to you
Begin to understand that change is life giving – change can be a positive experience
Identify and express feelings
Create meaning of your experiences
Reframe your thoughts so that you feel empowered in your life
Increase your window of tolerance for life’s discomfort
Set boundaries and speak your truth
Create realistic expectations
Process your change in a safe and confidential space