Children, Adolescents and Families

We provide individual counselling for children, adolescents, parents and carers. Treatment plans are formulated to meet the specific needs of each child, adolescent and/or family member.  All treatment is neurodevelopmentally and attachment sensitive which targets emotional regulation and distress tolerance.  The main goal of treatment is for individuals to be able to tell their stories and make meaning of their experiences without the overwhelming and devastating impact of re-traumatisation.

Techniques and treatment modalities may include:

  • Art and Play Therapy (using mediums such as sand-tray, non-directive play therapy, emotion metaphor collage, puppets, clay, symbolic painting and drawings; therapeutic gardening)
  • Canine (dog) Assisted Therapy
  • Dyadic Child / Parent Attachment and Attunement
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Specific – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT – TS)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment, Regulation and Competency skills training (ARC)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • EMDR and RET
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Family Therapy

We also provide Family therapy which has a unique capacity to address trauma in a family context, allowing family members to process the traumatic events together. Family members gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the trauma on the individual and on the family dynamic; better understand each other’s individual healing process, create new meaning together and feel empowered to provide support and advocacy.  After each session, a therapeutic letter is written and provided to the family to track process and change.

Group Work

Groups offer a confidential and safe space for kids to gain self-awareness, confidence, develop new skills, and create an awareness of others. Groups can reduce loneliness, normalise experiences and promote change in a meaningful way. Kids HQ offers a number of group programs including:

  • Tuning into Kids
  • Tuning into Teens
  • Circle of Security
  • Sibworks Groups
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Skills based groups
  • ProACTive
  • Creative Group Therapy

Contact Us

Contact us today to discuss your child’s treatment needs and to book an appointment.

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