You can probably think of a childhood moment when you were quaking with fury, or crumpled up into a little ball of sadness.
As adults, we have an emotional vocabulary that lets us label those feelings so others can understand them. But children – especially in cases of trauma, anxiety, or other distress – often haven’t developed that.
Tantrums, aggression, self-harm, withdrawing from others, and other behavioural issues often indicate that an underlying emotional need isn’t being met. I’ll work with you and your child to create a plan that fills those needs.
While it might seem far-fetched to us as adults, children live in a world of play and imagination. If we’re going to help them work through their issues, that’s where we need to meet them.
As a parent, you have an important role. By involving you in the process, we build a stronger relationship and stronger lines of communication between you and your child. This diminishes the risk of crises.