Happy Peeps Child Counselling and Therapy provides support to children with a mental health disorder or psychological condition, trauma or child early development delays across the lifespan to help them cope with daily functioning. Our supportive and caring practitioners counsel children from early intervention 0 to 7, pre-teen stage 8 -12, teenagers and adolescents 13 – 19 and young adults 19-25.
Children may be experiencing challenging behaviours and difficulties at home or at school with excessive worrying, feeling unhappy and sad or anxious and we help them through these challenges. They may have some depression or even internalised anger and have meltdowns and refuse to go to school because of difficulties with bullying. Psychotherapists help children with building resilience and confidence to make friends by improving self-esteem and confidence. We help children in the school setting or at home with barriers in learning and development and improved memory, exam stress, procrastination and organisational skills to increase efficiency and productivity. Effective time management with school, homework, after school jobs, socialising and hobbies creates quality of life and a nice balance. This creates a space for effective and improved communication through high quality connections and social interaction.
Children are supported through the stages of grief and loss from the death of a loved one, family conflict, separation or divorce, phobias, tired and distressed children with sleep problems or insomnia and trauma. Practitioners may also assist with technology use and addictions, substance use, child sexual abuse and family domestic violence.
Our practice is inclusive for all children in particular lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning. (LGBTIQ) Our inclusive practice also includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. (ATSI)
Child practitioners are also happy to help your child through puberty and body image in particular self-care and the physical, sexual, social and emotional changes that occur at this life stage.
Support is available for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Attention deficit disorder (ADD) in particular distractions, attention, concentration, memory, and hyperactivity and emotional regulation. Anger Management strategies will be developed with the child to help with working through any negative emotions a child may be feeling internally.
Our trained therapists will work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative disorder, Pervasive Developmental disorder, Rett syndrome.
Happy Peeps Counselling and Therapy are here to support you with effective psychotherapy treatments, play therapy and relaxation techniques to help your child to manage anxiety or trauma. Our psychotherapists will help them calm down, get relief and recover and cope with their everyday life.