SCHOOL BASED COUNSELLING

Theraputic Sessions

Play Therapy (aged 3-12)

Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviours when there are emotional or social skills deficits. 

The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing. Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child.

Youth Counselling (aged 9-16)

Delivered through Individual or Group Sessions

You may be feeling frustrated and unsure of how to help your child. This is understandable. Transitioning to teenage years can be challenging.

Teenagers struggle to form their own identity while coping with peer pressure, physical changes, fluctuating emotions, and mature choices and decisions. Some insecurity, conflict, limit testing, and mood fluctuation is normal. However, when these become persistent or destructive, your teen may need additional help.

Counselling Can Help Your Teenager to:

  • Cope with peer pressure or bullying

  • Manage depression or anxiety

  • Learn to cope with traumatic event or loss

  • Build self-confidence and make friends

  • Deal with the ups and downs of teenage life

  • Make healthy decisions and have self-respect

  • Deal with family changes such as: divorce,

       separation or addiction

  • Recover from an eating disorder or problematic eating behaviours

  • Reduce conflict and destructive behaviour in or outside the home

Mindfulness as a Life Skill

This programme is taught using visuals, songs, film clips and activities and aims to help students use mindfulness to:

  • Feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled

  • Get on better with others

  • Help them concentrate and learn better

  • Help cope with stress and anxiety

  • Support performance such as music and sport

Finding a Steady Place  

Grounding ourselves when we wobble

Lesson 3       

Lesson 2       

Puppy Training

Learning to be in the present moment

Lesson 1       

Our Amazing Brain

​(prefrontal cortex)

Lesson 6       

Growing in Happiness Choosing to Nurture yourself and others

Lesson 5       

The Story Telling Mind Recognizing the power

of thoughts

Lesson 4       

Dealing with Difficulty

Managing your amygdalae

Being Body Smart Child Protection

  • Respect Personal Space

  • Recognise safe and unsafe touch

  • Learn assertive safety steps

This programme is taught using visuals, songs, film clips and activities and aims to teach children to:

Identifying safe and unsafe touch

Lesson 1       

Lesson 2       

Awareness of private parts

Lesson 3       

Safety steps and safe touch

What to do if someone breaks the safe touch rule

Lesson 4      

Social Thinking

The aim of the Social Thinking series is to help young verbal learners develop the skills they need to be flexible social thinkers and social problem solvers. Through the experiences of four characters in the storybooks, children will learn about:

  • the social mind and social expectations

  • their own thinking and that of others

  • to help them make better decisions when in the midst of social play and interaction

Lesson 1       

Thinking Thoughts & Feeling Feelings

Lesson 2       

The Group Plan

Lesson 3       

Thinking with Your Eyes

Body in the Group

Lesson 4      

Lesson 5      

Whole Body Listening

Lesson 6      

Role Plays & Activities

Social – Emotional Learning

These stand-alone lessons aim to enhance emotional intelligence in children to help them learn to self-regulate, grow happiness, get on better with others and cope with stress and anxiety.

Bucket Filler

Be Kind & Thoughtful

Self-Awareness & Self-Regulation Skills

Anger Management

How to Pop Worry Bubbles

Dealing with Anxiety

Transitioning

Saying Goodbye in a Healthy Way

Assertiveness Skills

Standing up for Yourself

Being Body Smart Child Protection

This programme is taught using visuals, songs, film clips and activities and aims to teach children to:

  • Respect personal space

  • Recognise safe and unsafe touch

  • Learn assertive safety steps

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