psychotherapy for children
Children grow and learn cognitive, social and emotional skills from our therapy programmes that often include play. At Psynaptica play therapy is a key component of our intervention programmes for children. The children we work with enjoy and engage in the therapy session with a wide variety of carefully chosen play materials and toys.
In addition to the session with the child, our psychologist will also work closely with parents and teachers to help manage children’s behaviours at home and school. Our supportive counselling sessions with parents help foster healthy parent-child relationships and reduce the stress of parenting.
Some of the common issues we help children with are
- Anger Management
- Behavioural Issues
- Childhood Trauma
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
We conduct psychological assessments for children to rule out disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties, neuro-developmental disorders such as Autism and evaluate behavioural problems. Our assessment process is efficient but thorough and we take the time to get to know the child well and ensure that the child is comfortable throughout.
We follow-up on our assessments with individualised intervention and treatment programmes for children who are diagnosed with conditions such as ADHD, learning difficulties, anger and anxiety.
Some of the common assessments we do for children are
- ADHD Testing
- Intellectual Functioning / Giftedness
- Learning Disabilities
- Medico – Legal assessments