Is your child struggling with emotional challenges or behavioural changes that concern you?
Are you looking for effective ways to support your child’s emotional development and well-being?
Childhood and adolescence can be a turbulent time. It can be extremely difficult to navigate the complex journey of self-discovery that is adolescence, as well as managing the transition into adulthood. This time of life often brings forth a myriad of mental, emotional, and social obstacles. Whether you are a young person seeking guidance or a parent/guardian concerned about your child’s well-being, you are not alone. Many families struggle to manage the trying time of childhood and adolescence. Together, we can empower our youth to face life’s challenges with resilience, compassion, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Youth counselling is a form of therapy that caters specifically to the unique developmental needs and concerns of young people aged between 10 and 18. The aim of youth counselling is to provide a safe and confidential space for young people to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. All while equipping them with essential coping mechanisms and skills to face the diverse challenges they encounter during this transformative phase of life.
In summary, youth counselling empowers your child to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically during the challenges of adolescence
Youth counselling recognises the unique needs and challenges of children, adolescents and young adults, providing tailored support for them to thrive. Youth counselling can be incredibly beneficial in supporting young people through the various challenges they face. Here are some ways counselling may benefit:
Kylie Lepri Counselling and Psychotherapy offers youth counselling services to children, teens and parents in-person at our Bella Vista office or online.
Our counsellors are experienced in using evidence-based approaches to help you and/or your child find relief from your challenges.
You may also find it beneficial to attend counselling to manage the challenges of youth and adolescence as a family unit. For more information on our family counselling services click here.
If you, your child or family is in need of support, consider youth counselling. Together, we will explore helpful skills and strategies to communicate effectively and manage emotions in times of growth and transition. Contact Kylie Lepri Counselling today for a FREE 15-minute phone call to discuss your situation and find out how we can help. Call us now on 0404 032636 or book your free phone call online.
Parents may seek guidance around whether their child’s behaviour is within the range of typical adolescent development or if it indicates a more serious issue. Every child is different, and we can provide more guidance after hearing about your situation over a free 15 minute phone enquiry call.
Parents may wonder about the signs that suggest their child could benefit from counselling, such as changes in behaviour, mood, or academic performance. If you have concerns about these areas, it may be beneficial to learn about counselling services for your child.
Parents may be curious about the counselling process, including the duration of sessions, confidentiality, and the role they will play. As each situation is different the therapist will discuss this in more detail during the initial appointment once it is established what support is needed. However, you can also reach out for a free 15 minute phone enquiry to discuss how we work or answer any questions you may have.
Parents may inquire about their level of involvement in the counselling process, including whether family sessions are recommended. Depending on the needs of your child, and the type of counselling that you may be interested in, parent involvement can be discussed with your child’s therapist.
Parents often ask about the expected duration of counselling and when they can anticipate seeing improvements in their child’s well-being. Depending on the needs of your child, the projected length of the counselling journey may be advised by your child’s therapist, but this may also fluctuate.
Parents may seek guidance on how to create a supportive environment at home and continue to assist their child’s emotional well-being after counselling ends. A helpful way to support your child during and after counselling is to approach counselling openly and be available to talk with your child.
Parents typically want to know about the therapist’s policies regarding sharing information and updates on their child’s counselling journey. Depending on the needs of your child, and the type of counselling that you may be interested in, parent involvement can be discussed with your child’s therapist.
Please call us on 0404 032 636 if you would like to discuss our fees and/or find out more about how we work.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover private counselling services. However, there is a growing number of private health funds who now recognise the need for counselling therapy and are including cover in their policies. If you are unsure it is best to contact your private health fund provider to see if you are eligible.
Is your child experiencing any of these:
Body image worries
Social media challenges
Academic /HSC pressures
|Anxiety, worry or sadness
Parental conflict/ separation
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
— Fred Rogers
Here are some comments past clients have shared
“I was having a very difficult time with my relationship with my wife. We were arguing all the time and I wasn’t feeling very close to her. Kylie helped the both of us pinpoint a lot of the causes of our anger, and made us both aware of better communication skills to use. I can’t say enough of how happy I am with Kylie’s therapy, and things between my wife and I have improved to the point of feeling like we’re courting again!”
“Kylie gave us the tools to resolve our disputes in a manner that is loving and respectful. Her approach is kind and understanding. Over a few months our marriage was happier and more loving than it had been in years. Thank you Kylie for your guidance and support. “
“Our sessions with you were valuable and very helpful in re-establishing our relationship – Thanks again. “
“Thank you for your guidance and support Kylie, we both feel our sessions have really improved our relationship and the way we communicate with each other.”
“We would like to thank you for the excellent work you have done in keeping our marriage together. Using your suggestions and strategies has helped us immensely in learning each others triggers and helping to understand why we react the way we do.
Since our sessions with you we have been making more effort to talk more frequently and do more things together.
For the first time in a long time we were able to go out without our kids and enjoy each other’s company!”