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EMPOWRING CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Counselling for Kids Melbourne.

My Practice Counselling Solutions Brisbane provides professional counselling services to children aged between 10 and 18 years who are experiencing a range of issues.

My Practice provides therapy and support to children and adolescents struggling with a range of emotional and social difficulties, to help them develop resilience and social-emotional skills, work through trauma, and build their self-esteem and coping skills, so that they are equipped to deal with challenges now and into the future.

A Time of Transition

Childhood is a period of rapid development and intense change. Teenagers in particular are confronted with a bewildering array of physical, emotional and psychological developmental changes.

Many children and teens encounter stressful events such as a death in the family, divorce, and anxiety about school or friendships. For some kids, this can be a relatively smooth, or even exciting process of transition on their journey to adulthood. Yet for others, the challenges encountered can seem overwhelming – and this is where child counselling may be of benefit.

Counselling for kids can help them to find:

Confidence

You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.

Clarity

Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.

Performance

You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.

Focus

With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.

Empowerment

Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Working With Parents

Child counselling also includes working with parents, here at My Practice Counselling Solutions Brisbane.

Parents may be involved through participation in regular or as-needed family sessions, regular or as-needed separate meetings with their child’s counsellor, or by participating in parent skills training. In addition, your child’s counsellor is available for between-session consultation and support.

Parents of teens may participate less, but will have regular contact with their child’s counsellor and be involved in making decisions about their treatment.

​Looking for child counselling in Melbourne? Contact us today!

Child & Youth Resources

What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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