Children and Youth Counselling

Children’s and Youth Counselling

At Sanity Care we offer a range of counselling services to help children and youth cope with the ups and downs of life. Children and young people can face a wide range of challenges, from school problems to relationships and the separation of their parents. Sanity Care helps children, young people, their parents and their support networks.

Children’s Counselling (7-12 years of age)

Young children often find it difficult to regulate their feelings and express the complexity of their feelings. From anger attacks to social withdrawal and concerning behavioural issues such as biting and involuntary urination, children often express their distress in troubling ways. Older children may suffer from school-related problems such as social isolation, learning difficulties, or bullying.

Our professional children’s counsellors will help your child feel safe and confident within themselves and your family. Sanity Care also provides specialised parenting counselling to support you in developing effective parenting strategies. Necessary skills include modelling and encouraging behaviour for your child, and appropriate verbal and physical responses when your child exhibits unsafe or disrespectful behaviours.

Our counsellors can offer support and guidance to children

  • Worry

  • Behavioural problems

  • Blended family issues

  • Bullying

  • Dealing with separation and divorce

  • School problems

  • Depression

  • Grievance and loss

  • Separation anxiety

  • Sibling conflict

  • Sleep issues

  • Incontinence

Youth Counselling (12-18 years of age)

The teenage years can bring about a host of new challenges. As adolescents begin to move to adulthood, they continue to develop themselves and their self-esteem by exploring their own sense of the world. There is a natural progression to move away from the family group to gain more independence. This process is an essential and necessary transition for both the adolescent their family.

Our counsellors can offer support and guidance to youth

  • Academic difficulties

  • Anger management

  • Worry

  • Behavioural concerns

  • Body image issues

  • Bullying online and in school

  • Shock, grief and loss

  • Drug and alcohol concerns, substance abuse/addiction

  • Intimidation and social problems

  • Conflict between parents, youth or other family members

  • Intimidation and social issues

  • Depression

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Relationship issues

  • Stress, anxiety and depression

  • Issues of self-esteem

  • Sexuality

  • Sleep issues

Value of Adolescent Counselling

According to decades of research, radical hormonal changes and rapid developments occur during adolescence, which is associated with high-risk behaviours. Adolescent counselling is an invaluable therapeutic tool designed to help adolescents understand themselves, their behaviour and their interaction with others during this critical time of development.

Growth can be an exciting and enjoyable experience – especially when children and adolescents learn the skills and support needed to develop flexibility and a sense of intrinsic worth. Our trained counsellors and teen specialists can help you and your children achieve and maintain well-being in all areas of life.

If you or your child would benefit from counselling, get in touch with Sanity Care.