Renyou’s therapeutic approach depends on the presenting difficulty of your child. Generally a combination of approaches are used in treatment. These include theories and practices from Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Theory and Mindfulness Based Therapy.
Jaquie typically offers therapy for children aged 18 months to 12 years for a variety of concerns. These include:
- Behavioural difficulties (tantrums, meltdowns, defiance, aggression)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Anxiety and Mood Difficulties
- Parent/child relationship concerns
- Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
- Daily Living Concerns or Difficulties (sleep, feeding, hygiene, chore involvement)
- Difficulties with Social Skills
- Developmental Delays
- Emotional Regulation
What to Expect
The first visit consists of a combination of meeting with the parent and child together, gathering information, and spending some time alone (if permitted by your child) with your child for play, rapport building and observation. From here a treatment or therapy plan is devised. Generally subsequent visits are a check in with parents, followed by therapy with the child. When it comes to therapy for children, the preliminary work is done in therapy sessions but the change often happens in day to day interactions with parents.
*Please note. Jaquie typically sees children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years, but also sees some adolescent clients. Please inquire.
An 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy group for adolescents and adults with anxiety and depression is in the works. Please stay tuned!