For counseling children and adolescents, it is a strict condition for Walsha that both parents (and plus parents where necessary) are willing to actively participate in the counseling process.
With children, we do not work directly on personality. The personality as a whole is still developing. However, we do work with traits such as emotion regulation, your perception, your impulsivity and so on.
We work on the same topics as with adults. The main difference is in the methodology and techniques that will be adapted to the age of the child. Destructive or non-helpful patterns are uncovered, new skills are taught so that the child learns to respond differently to certain situations. As a result, the child rediscovers himself, his talents and his potential and learns to be the best he can be.
To this end, various therapeutic techniques are combined, tailored to the child’s age. This includes play therapeutic, relaxation and behavioral work.
Attention is also paid to the various contexts in which the child or young person engages, namely the family (and wider family), school and any external activities.
Most effective is working on-site for such things as focused observations, experiential exchanges, psychoeducation and providing tools to respond appropriately to the child’s (problem) behavior.