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Counselling is a process that focuses on enhancing the well-being of child or adolescent. The focus of counselling is to explore and strengthen the kids own resources in dealing with life hurdles. At some point in their lives, many child and adolescents will experience emotional difficulties that might be overwhelming to deal with. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with a Psychologist who is non-judgmental and impartial can be helpful in helping you gain a better understanding of yourself and your behaviors.
Counselling may address: personal growth, development, self-understanding, particular concerns, decision making, relationships, physical, mental health and support of the child and adolescents. A psychologist can facilitate in finding creative solutions to your problems, empowering them to adopt more constructive life practices.
This first visit may be a little longer than subsequent appointments and could last 60 to 90 minutes. During the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete an informed consent process and sign an informed consent form before any services are provided. In addition, the psychologist will discuss our private health information policies. During the first appointment we will ask you about your present concerns and your history, and we may ask you to complete questionnaires pertaining to your symptoms. If you are taking any prescribed medications we recommend you prepare a list of all medications including the medication names and dosages to bring to your first appointment.
Based on the informations you provided together we’ll make a plan on how we can help you to make a change. If you agree with the plan than we continue to the next phase.
In order to begin services with us, the client’s caregiver(s) must begin the process by calling us. You may provide the child’s parents or legal guardians with our contact information and encourage them to call us.