Our experiences through childhood and adolescence are crucial to our development. This is a period where children and young people begin to show symptoms of mental illness, explore their sexuality, and try to understand their purpose and place in the world. Children and youth-based counselling gives young people a safe place to navigate this period with the support of a trusted mentor.
Rachel has more than a decade of experience working with children and young adults, and uses strategies such as self-reflection, sand play, community integration and a strengths-based approach to help them understand family relationships, divorce, school-related issues, mental health and emotions.
In addition to providing individual counselling and acting as a mentor, Rachel has knowledge about the zones of regulation curriculum and can provide talks for young people on mental health and leadership. She also facilitates Shine and Strength curriculums to small groups, in and out of schools.
Maybe your child or teenager can relate to some of these statements:
- The adults around me don’t understand how I feel.
- I need someone older to talk to, but don’t know where to find them.
- I feel more connected with people online than in real life.
- I struggle to go to school, and when I’m there I experience anxiety, stress and sometimes anger.
- I use self-harm, drinking, drugs or sleeping around to cope with my pain.
Through Children and youth-based counselling, your child can:
- Develop confidence, understand their self worth, and learn strategies to combat anxiety.
- Learn to identify and manage their emotions.
- Develop healthy communication techniques with family members, friends and teachers.
- Thrive under the guidance of a mentor by sharing their story in a safe place.
Call Rachel now on 0422 177 193 for a free 10 minute consultation on how she can help you, or book online here.