Child Psychology

Children get stuck from time to time and they need expert help to manage their emotions and deal with issues.

Children need expert help from time to time.

Children Need Help Too!

We see children every day that benefit from counselling. Children need a safe and secure environment where they can express themselves and get help with anything that they might be struggling with.

At School Psychology Services we specialise in working with children and young people.  We work with young people, because love it, and that is what we do best!  We are child and adolescent friendly psychologists! 🙂


Counsellors  have identified four levels of goals when working with young people .  These include fundamental goals, the parents’ goals, goals formulated by the counsellor and the child’s goals. (Geldard & Geldard, 1997).  All these goals are need to be taken into consideration when working with young people.

Fundamental goals address painful issues, allow the child to feel good about who they are and empower the young person to control emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger.

Fundamental goals enable the child to accept their limitations and strengths and help to change any negative behaviour.  Furthermore, these goals help the child adapt and thrive in their external environment and reach their full potential.

The psychologist working with the child addresses the fundamental goals, parents’ goals, formulates their own goals and works with the child’s goals. At times this may appear to be a bit of a juggling act, but with careful planning and negotiation, all needs and goals can be addressed.

We set goals with the parents and young people so everyone is clear about the direction each counselling session will take.

We can help with the following issues:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety in Children and Teenagers
  • Building Positive Relationships with peers and parents
  • Bullying
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Career Counselling
  • Depression in Children and Teenagers
  • Divorce and separation
  • Dyslexia
  • Educational Assessment
  • Friendship Issues
  • Gifted and Talented Assessment
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief and loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Learning Issues
  • Learning Styles
  • Life Coaching
  • Motivation for school
  • Organisation Skills
  • Parenting
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Psychological Testing
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Self Development
  • Self Esteem Building
  • Stress Management
  • Special Education
  • Social Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Thinking Skills

The more quickly an issue is addressed the faster it will be resolved. Don’t wait until your child has a serious issue, contact us today!

Help your child be all they can be and live life to their fullest potential! 🙂