Child Therapy

   

Contact

Our child psychologist is currently accepting new clients. Her name is Pilar Madueño and you can read more about her under the Therapist menu above.

In child therapy, we often work with parents and family systems. As the parent, you are the most important caregiver, and you will be closely involved in the process. You will receive specialist knowledge and practical advice on how to best support your child. Our goal is to help parents better understand what their child’s behaviours mean, and we work with the family to develop adaptive strategies to navigate their concerns. For younger children, the sessions are designed to be fun (i.e., learning through play) and we pace sessions in accordance with the way the child or young person presents.

What we can help with:

  • Mood and anxiety concerns
  • Behavioural problems
  • Developing social skills
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attachment related concerns
  • Communication problems
  • Resilience

What Happens in Therapy

Depending on the presentation, we will employ a range of techniques including CBT, Schema Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, and psychoeducation. During the first meeting, we will speak with the parents to gather relevant history. In the second meeting, we will meet with the parents and child, and then see the child alone (or with a parent present if you request). Subsequent sessions will be one-on-one. We will tailor the treatment to best fit your child and your specific situation. In doing so, we orient to your child’s specific strengths and needs, and collaborate closely with the family to find the best ways forward.

Goals of Therapy

Ultimately, therapy can help to enhance a child’s social and emotional learning, improve their social skills, enhance their attachment style and confidence and teach them to better regulate emotions and make informed choices.

Contact

Feel free to contact us at any time, if you have questions about me or how therapy works.