Child play therapy is a counselling approach that aims at helping a child express their thoughts and feelings through play. With the use of play tools/toys, play therapy gives the therapist the chance to enter the child's world and helps the child to communicate their reality in a non-threateneing way.
Adolescent therapy aims to provide the adolescent with a supportive and safe space to explore the challenges in this developmental stage. The therapy aims to promote a better understanding of the educational, social and psychological pressures. Therapy includes discussing their thoughts and experiences in order to (1) promote functioning on a personal, psychological, educational, emotional, familial and social level, and
(2) Enhance feelings of empowerment, self-reliance and independence.
SUBJECT CHOICE AND CAREER GUIDANCE
Closely related to the adolescent therapy, subject choice and career counselling assists adolescents in identifying their interests, areas of strength and skills in order to make informed decisions about their subject choice and tertiary education. This is an importanat process in supporting young adults navigate their way into the working world.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Parental guidance and support aims to help parents feel more understood, supported and prepared for the often unspoken and unexpected requirements and pressures of being a parent.
This includes contact between the parents and the psychologist. Based on the sessions, appropriate and practical recommendations are made, which are suitable for your child and family.
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A teacher or professional may refer your child for an assessment which means they may feel that your child would better attended to with the information from an assessment.
The following assessments are available:
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WORKSHOPS & GROUP SUPPORT
A variety of workshops and small-group support programmes are offered by Nikki. These are tailored to the targeted audience (children, parents, teachers or professionals) with the aim of providing further support, skills and guidance.
Workshops are offered privately, at schools or within the classroom.