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Children, Family & Parenting

Parenting:

Raising children sometimes feels like you are on an emotional rollercoaster. From testing your patience to expanding your heart. Counselling or Psychotherapy can help you find effective strategies that are right for the whole family.

Whether you are parenting in the early years (birth to 5), the middle years (5 to 12) or adolescence (12 and over) Georgina’s specialist knowledge and expertise in bonding and attachment will be a safe base from which you can explore your relationship with your child and consider specific strategies  for enhancing the relationship or resolving problems, feelings  and behaviours within it. Helping you and your child to thrive !

Co parenting in separation and divorce:

For children, separation and divorce can be stressful, sad and confusing.  At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry. At Hope Counselling Ballarat, Georgina Anderson provides a specialist assessment of your child’s needs followed by individually tailored therapy which may include recommendations and/or parent coaching sessions.

Georgina is passionate about helping your child adjust to their new family situation and thrive again.

Trauma can occur when for many reasons including, hospitalization, medical interventions, child-parent separations, abuse or death of a family member. Trauma recovery requires specialist assessment and therapeutic intervention. Georgina Anderson has specialist knowledge and expertise in assisting children and their families to recover from traumatic events.

Therapies include:

Parent-infant attachment consultations
Attachment & bonding therapy
Child-parent relationship therapy
Parenting consultations and counselling
Family therapy
Trauma recovery psychotherapy
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Children and Adolescents

Where kids learn to thrive! Counselling will help your child or teenager to understand, manage and overcome many different challenges in their life and development.

Children and adolescents go through many of the same emotional difficulties as adults. Therapy is intended to help children with these emotional, social or behavioural problems. A full assessment followed by a course of targeted and effective therapy is provided for all age groups.
Infancy and early childhood (birth to 5 years old)
Children (6 to 12 years old)
Adolescence (12 to 17 years old)

Georgina Anderson is committed to providing the highest standard of psychotherapy services that draw from best practice, knowledge and expertise in child & adolescent development.

Treatment issues include:

Bonding and attachment issues
Separation anxiety
Sleep problems including night terrors and bed wetting
Self esteem, school adjustment and social skills
Dealing with changes in family roles and relationships (divorce, separation, step families)
Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, opposition and defiance
Bullying and sexting
Anger management and violence
Self harming, eating disorders

Techniques vary according to age and presenting issues.

Therapeutic techniques available include:

Bonding and attachment therapy
Child-parent relationship therapy
Family therapy
Emotional regulation therapy
Play therapy
Psychotherapy
Counselling

Georgina’s passion is to help infants, children and
young people thrive!

“Restoring lives through effective therapies”

Call Hope Counselling Ballarat today to make an appointment on 0412 062 995