Many children today face several stressors at home, school and with friends. At a time when they are developing and forming impressions of how the world works, it is very important to work through these stressors to prevent them from causing emotional and behavioural difficulties. Therapy provides an environment where they can explore difficulties and express themselves. Owing to their still developing language and communication skills often children cannot express themselves verbally and relate to symbols better, those found in stories, picture books and drawings for instance. This also makes therapy fun for children.
Children are given the opportunity to express their needs worries and anxieties in a safe space. So doing we are able to identify the emotional needs and, if necessary, work with the family to better understand and give support.
A psychological assessment gives an indication of a child’s ability and current emotional state as well as cognitive ability in a relatively short space of time.