Therapy for children
As a child psychologist, therapy for children and teenagers forms a big part of my private practice. Growing up in the 21th century is tough. The emotional pressure of dealing with everyday challenges can be overwhelming. Children have to deal with not only normal “growing up” issues, but also social media pressure, different family setups and the like. This often leads to higher than normal levels of anxiety, which if left unattended, could lead to depression.
I make use of play therapy (read more), cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology in my practice. I have almost 30 years of experience in working with children from the age of two up to teenagers and students. Examples of situations requiring therapy with children are: divorce, death, suicide, hi-jackings, armed robberies, bullying, bed wetting, separation anxiety, difficulties to adapt to a new home, school, reassembled families, a new baby.
Behaviour issues, for example children who cut themselves, anxiety and depression issues are addressed. Social anxiety and children with low self concept are also dealt with. I see children who have experienced trauma after an accident or due to a chronic illness. I also see physically disabled children.