Children and Youth Counselling
A child growing up in Singapore often has to juggle many responsibilities and demands. It can be confusing and stressful at times when we see our children struggling. We can feel helpless when we try all sorts of ways to support our children, but nothing seems to work. On top of managing all these responsibilities, children and youth also have to navigate the numerous challenges in different developmental life stages. All these struggles can cause our children and youth to experience some moodiness, feelings of anxiety or even behavioural difficulties. However, it can be worrying if these difficulties happen over an extended period of time or if harmful behaviours are exhibited. Very often, the emotional and behavioural difficulties your child is exhibiting might indicate that they may be struggling with something much deeper.
Counselling for children and youth can be helpful as it provides a safe and supportive space for your child to talk about their concerns and receive the guidance needed to work through the struggles they are facing.
Indicators that your child might benefit from counselling support:
• Changes in your child’s behaviours over the past month like refusal to go to school, increase in tantrums, withdrawal from people, etc
• Unpredictable mood changes and behaviours exhibited by your child
• Strained relationship between you and your child
• A decrease in confidence, sometimes shown when your child talks negatively about themselves
• Difficulty coping in multiple areas of your child’s life
• Self-harm behaviours or explicit talks about suicide
• Sleep or appetite issues
At In Focus, our therapists aim to help your child understand themselves better and to make sense of the difficulties they are experiencing. Through counselling, we seek to support your child through a variety of issues, like depression and anxiety symptoms, anger management issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), transitional and adjustment issues, school and academic stressors, peer pressure, family relationship issues, identity struggles or loss of direction.
At the same time, we wish to support them in learning how to identify, express and manage intense or difficult emotions like fear, shame, anger, confusion, and guilt in a responsible and constructive manner with age-appropriate coping skills. Contact us now to find out how our therapists can support you and your child.
Growing up, especially in a fast-paced environment like Singapore, we can be faced with many challenges. Some of these challenges can be novel and exciting, while others might be intimidating and stressful to manage. At times, the challenges you face might seem too overwhelming, and you might feel very lost and alone. It is normal to feel this way as you navigate through the unfamiliar grounds of discovering yourself. However, you do not have to do this all by yourself. Seeking support and talking to a trusted adult, like a counsellor, can provide help, support and guidance as you manage these uncertain and confusing times. Whether you are struggling with school, interpersonal relationships, anxiety or depressive symptoms, low self-esteem or identify issues, our counsellors at In Focus seek to provide you with a supportive and safe environment where you can share your difficulties and concerns and work through your challenges. Contact us now to find out how our counsellors can support you.
At In Focus, we empathize with our clients as they go through myriad of life’s problems, stresses and challenges which are overwhelming at times. As these happened to us too. The only difference is, it is our profession to help others overcome these life hurdles so as to live life to the fullest.
We have a range of services available for your consideration depending on your needs. You can get in touch with us for coaching services, corporate consultation, professional training, counseling and psychotherapy services. Please visit our services page to see what we offer.
Phone: +65 8725 9303