The impacts of COVID-19 have hit Napier Family Centre, and our community, in many ways over the last two years.......
Child Counselling assists children with their feelings and how they understand their world.
Teenage clients for bullying in schools and the internet have sadly increased, often the effect of which is self-harm or suicidal ideation. The youth we work with are offered safer ways to deal with their pain and are supported through the process.
1- Initial contact with the parent or caregiver is made to discuss the need of the child/children.
2- The child is matched with suitable counsellor (open to change if desired)
3- First session is booked
4- Progress may take a few sessions or it may take longer depending on the situation. We are available for contact or follow up at your request (lets keep the conversation going)
Through observation, dialogue and play we help children adjust and manage better.
Sometimes patterns that are interfering with healthy development are identified. If there are things we notice that might hint at an underlying issue we may recommend a referral.
Children use play as well as language to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Through this communication children learn new skills and strategies to better enable them to cope.
The therapeutic work takes place in a playroom well equipped for this purpose.
Child therapy aims to develop the child’s capacity for growth by establishing more useful ways of coping.
Children learn at a fast rate, if you think there is a need for therapy, now could be the best time.