Children and young persons can develop problems they need help to manage in order to develop as well as possible. Difficulties thrieving, learning and social challenges often diminishes when the pressure from unresolved issues lessens. 

These issues can show themselves in the shape of

 

 

Emotional problems

  • anxiety or insecurity

  • despondency

  • mood swings

  • problems of low self-esteem

  • perfectionism

  • hypersensitivity or explosiveness

  • reactions to neglect

 

 

Reactions to difficult life events

  • grief or crisis

  • separation or parental divorce

  • trauma

  • reactions to sexual abuse

 

 

Physical symptoms

  • repeated physical complaints typically stomach ache or headache

  • eating disorders

  • self-harming behaviour

 

 

Social difficulties

  • frequent conflicts and anger storms

  • problems with making and maintaining friendships

  • tendency to be isolated

  • problems attending school

 

 

 

Evaluation of the need for help

Sometimes a child or young person asks for therapy.  Many times, however, the thought of therapy comes from adults connected with the young person/child.  It can be difficult as a parent or foster parent to decide when a child/young person needs psychotherapy.  When are the problems so severe that a psychologist must be sought?  Here there can also be a need for help to decide how tohelp the chil/young person move forward.

 

Sometimes the best help consists in supporting the adults to understand and engage with the child/ young person without the latter going into therapy.

Children

and young people

 

Torvet 5, 1.th.

3400 Hillerød

 

61 703 305

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