Some kids develop emotional literacy and great social skills with ease, for others it feels like a mysterious foreign language. This can be a confusing, painful and frustrating experience for kids and parents alike!
I tend not to like to burden parents or children with labels, however feel it is important to acknowledge the great relief in understanding what is happening from the child's perspective and experience.
The causes for such difficulties are far and wide. From theories on ASD, diet, physiological and allergies to bullying, family systems and attachment. Some children seem merely to have a heightened sensitivity or temperamental disposition that makes socialising and emotional regulation challenging.
Our groups and sessions will meet your child where that are at, with techniques tailored to their learning style and unique goals. This can include, but is not limited to:
For kids working with specific goals who may need a little more support, one on one sessions are available. This can also be a great place to start to support readiness for joining the small group sessions. Contact us to book a session or disscuss what may be the next best step for your child.
Working in small groups of 2-4 children, ages 5-7 or 8-12 years, we will work in a guided play environment over a one hour session. Group and buddy session availability is dependent on appropriate aged peer bookings. Contact us to register your interest and discuss when the next sessions may be available for your child.
Whether you would prefer to book your child into a group setting, buddy or 1:1 session, we will determine together their readiness with a brief chat over the phone. The first step will then be to book an initial session without your child, to go through a thorough case history and give you the opportunity to discuss all your concerns and the current challenges your child may be experiencing. We will then determine some initial goals for your child and decide on a plan together that will best support their current emotional needs and skill integration.