Our Psychologists and Social Workers support children, teens and young adults 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: Relaxation Techniques, Skills Training and Psycho-Education, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy approaches.
AutPlay Therapy is a play therapy and behavioural therapy based approach to working with Autistic children and teens and those with other neurodevelopmental differences and developmental disabilities. The target areas of AutPlay therapy are: emotional regulation, social functioning and connection, sensory processing, anxiety reduction, and behavioural change.
Child Centred 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.
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.