Counselling for Children and Teenagers Experiencing Bullying
Every child is likely to experience teasing at some point during their schooling.
From this negative experience they learn to develop various skills that will equip them to deal with life’s many challenges.
However, when this teasing becomes repetitive, physical or from another child who is exerting power over your child – it becomes bullying.
All forms of bullying are completely unacceptable.
Unfortunately many adults bully others and are terrible role models for young people. Children often learn bullying behaviour from adults or from older children.
Both the bully and the child who is being bullied can benefit from counselling.
Some schools try to mediate between bullies and victims but this alone may not be sufficient.
External support and guidance from a qualified Educational Psychologist can provide the practical assistance you need to help your child deal with bulling in a confident and constructive way.
Counselling can help your child to:
- Better understand the behaviour of bullies, bystanders and victims
- Talk through issues in a safe and supportive environment
- Learn conflict resolution skills
- Build resilience and coping skills
- Practice roleplay for various scenarios in a safe environment
- Learn practical strategies to deal with bullying
- Feel more confident and empowered to stop bullying
- Become more assertive and in control of their emotions
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