Psychologists support children and teens who are experiencing concerns related to their overall wellbeing. Some of the reasons a child or teen may attend counselling include:
We offer in person and telehealth (online) counselling. Coastal kids psychologists are trained in a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions. Counselling is delivered based on our philosophy of connection, curiosity and creativity. Some of the types of interventions we use include:
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) for adolescents and older children. IPT-A is suitable for children and teens 9 years and over. The focus is upon relieving symptoms (low mood, anxiety etc) and improving interpersonal functioning. IPT-A is a Medicare approved therapy.
AutPlay Therapy is a play therapy and behavioural therapy based approach to working with children and teens with ASD, other neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental disabilities. The target areas of AutPlay therapy are: emotional regulation, social functioning and connection, sensory processing, anxiety reduction, and behavioural change.
Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). CCPT is suitable for children 3 to 12 years old. It is based on the belief that every child has the ability to express their inmost feelings thoughts and challenges and that play is the language of children. CCPT also assists children to learn to modulate their feelings and behaviours, develop a positive sense of self, problem solve and improve resilience.
We also utilize, Relaxation Techniques, Skills Training and Psycho-Education, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)and Narrative Therapy approaches.