Many parents wonder, however, whether online counselling for teenagers is a good idea. There is some growing evidence that consulting a qualified mental health professional over the internet could be quite useful for teens.
How do I know my child needs counselling?
Children use various methods to signal something is not right, and they differ a lot from adults. Acting out of character or showing signs of rebellion may be considered normal behaviour for a child. Still, such actions can also signal they are going through something they don’t want or don’t know how to talk about. This means it may be time to consider seeking a therapist to help you understand where this behaviour is coming from.
Family therapy (otherwise known as Family and Systemic Psychotherapy) enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to explore difficult thoughts and emotions in a safe environment. Its main aim is to allow you to better understand each other’s experiences and make useful and meaningful changes to your relationships.
We often think of childhood as a time of carefree play and enjoyment. Whilst this is true for the most part, many children are also vulnerable to the same emotional and mental health issues that adults face.
Dealing With Stress and Depression At Christmas Time
by Rebecca Fitzgerald
Despite being known as “the most wonderful time of the year” Christmas can often be a time filled with loneliness, sadness and negativity for many. It can be especially stressful if you live with a mental health disorder.
Child psychology focuses on the mind and behaviour of children from prenatal development right the way through to adolescence. This particular branch of psychology deals not only with how children develop physically but also how they grow mentally, emotionally and socially as well.