Counselling for Children and Young People
At Positive Solutions we are able to support children and young people through our youth focused counselling service. Positive Solutions is committed to ensuring children and young people having their voice heard. We provide a safe and confidential space to address a wide range of problems. These can include behavioural, social and emotional issues experienced by children, young people and their families. Positive Solutions aims to promote wellbeing from early childhood through to adolescence and teenage years.
Our staff are trained to provide counselling which is age, developmental and situationally appropriate for the child or young person. We provide counselling to children from the age of 3.
What is the counselling process?
Our counsellors discuss parents or guardians’ concerns and explore the factors which may be influencing the issue/s. We then work with the child or youth to assist them to develop the insight and skills required to manage the situation.
We can help children or young people with many issues.
Our counsellors are able to assist children and young people, with matters such as:
- anxiety and fears
- family separation, see Family Law Counselling and Child Inclusive Practice
- grief and loss
- childhood abuse
- conflict with others
- issues relating to school.
Children and young people can attend Positive Solutions from 3 years of age.
Our staff are qualified and experienced social workers, psychologists and counsellors. All counselling staff undertake professional supervision and on-going training to ensure a high quality of service. Counsellors who are working with children and youth have undergone specialist training in this area.
How much will it cost?
Counselling services are on a fee for service basis. Waiting times for an appointment vary according to the current level of demand and your availability. For more information on costs please contact us on 6223 5612.
Do you provide services over the phone or online?
In most instances counselling face-to-face is most effective but we know that sometimes you may not be able to visit one of our locations. To organise counselling support via phone or online please contact us.
How do I make an appointment?
You do not need a referral to access Positive Solutions. To make an appointment or to find out more information please contact us.