Child & Adolescent Counselling

Many of the behaviours and feelings children and teenagers present with at Fairfield Counselling are common childhood struggles.

They may include:

  • Bullying – child is victim or bully
  • Friendship issues
  • Loneliness
  • School absenteeism
  • Social withdrawal
  • Family issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Issues with perfectionism
  • Anger
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Computer games/ screen addiction
  • Phobias
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Relationships

The use of simple strategies offered in counselling can be very effective.

Your child or teenager can become more calm, resilient and positive, thus bringing about an improvement to the lives of themselves and their family.

My husband and I were going through a messy divorce and my two daughters, Amy and Louise, were being affected. From happy girls they had become anxious, nervous children. Viv used games, drawing and talking to encourage them to express their feelings and to come up with ideas for solving issues. Amy and Louise now feel more able to talk about  feelings and to put in place skills to address issues as they arise. I feel so proud of them, their new found assertiveness and confidence. My ex husband and I recognise the effect the divorce has been having on them and have been able to minimise this. “

I am 16 years old. When I came to see Vivien I was alienating myself from the friends I’d had and my grades at school had dropped from high 80s and 90s to just a pass. I spent many hours in front of the computer at home playing games. I went to counselling because my mum was really worried about me. I was in denial about my gaming addiction. I enjoyed seeing Vivien because I could talk about anything. She really listened to me. Over time I made the decision that I was losing out on the good things in life and slowly I reverted to my old self. My teachers and parents were so happy and to tell the truth, so was I.