There are times when children and young people may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with, or understand their emotions and their behaviour.
For the most part children and adolescents successfully meet most challenges posed by the various stages of their growth and development.
When they are unable to do so, problems manifest themselves through difficulties in learning, relationships at home or in school and in emotional and behavioural development.
Counselling for children and young people differs from counselling for adults because it is provided by specially trained therapists to meet their specific needs.
Different methods may be used to encourage children to be able to express their difficulties, such as drama, play and art. This will be tailored individually to the child’s or young person’s needs.