Therapy & Assessment
Services

Possible challenges addressed:

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Encopresis (Self-Soiling)
  • Enuresis (Bed-Wetting)
  • Learning Disorders:
  • Dyslexia (Reading & Spelling)
  • Dysgraphia (Writing)
  • Dyscalculia (Mathematics)
  • Oppositional Behaviour
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Social Difficulties
  • Trauma & Bereavement

Therapy

Psychotherapy helps you learn about your feelings, moods, thoughts and behaviours.  An important part of therapy is self-awareness, which helps you become more aware of different aspects of yourself (characteristics, behaviours and feelings) and may lead to changes in how you feel, think and behave.  It has a long-term goal of relieving emotional distress.

Therapy is confidential!

Play Therapy

Children are often unable to say what they feel, but they are able to express themselves through play.  The toys they choose and the manner in which they play can indicate what a child is experiencing and offer relief in terms of their feelings, such as anxiety and aggression.  They are also afforded the experience to learn that they can contain their own feelings and adopt more appropriate coping strategies. 

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is a form of expressive therapy that allows a person to construct their own microcosm (his/her life as he/she sees it) using miniature toys and sand.

Psycho-Dynamic Therapy

Deep underlying issues are investigated and made sense of via talk therapy and their dynamic influence on a person’s behaviour and feelings is identified and put into perspective.

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy​

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psycho-social intervention that focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

Theraplay​

Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.

Counselling

Assistance and guidance are offered in resolving personal and psychological issues, such as trauma counselling.

Assessment

Assessments are done for various reasons.  It can be done to establish a person’s abilities, strong points and areas of concern, and to then make decisions about how to support this person to fulfil his/her potential, whether scholastic, career-wise, emotional or social.  It can also be done to make a diagnosis in order to help a person get concessions or to advise the court with regards to a person’s emotional or neurological state.

School Readiness​

A child’s cognitive and emotional school readiness is assessed as these two factors both play important roles in a child’s scholastic performance in Grade 1 and even later.

Scholastic

Educational assessment is the systematic process of evaluating a child’s strengths and areas of concern, in order to provide an action plan of how to improve student learning.

Subject / Career Choice

This assessment is used to help individuals make decisions with regards to subject/study/career choice, and the person’s aptitude, interest and personality are all considered in this type of evaluation.

Concession

This type of assessment is often required by schools, the department of education (IEB) and other scholastic bodies, when a learner applies for certain concessions or accommodations to help them achieve their potential, including difficulties with reading, spelling, writing and work speed.

Medico-Legal

Medico-legal assessments are an intersection between neuropsychology/psychology and the justice system.  Both educational and neuropsychological assessments are done, often concurrently, when such information is needed by the court to make rulings on cases where persons may have been negatively impacted by external events, such as motor vehicle- and pedestrian-vehicle accidents.  

Neuropsychological

These tests are conducted to provide additional information about a variety of developmental disorders. By addressing brain functions and the environmental influences inherent in human behaviours, clinicians can assist in providing the most appropriate service to children with various difficulties.

Emotional / Social

This is often also referred to as a personality assessment.  Emotional assessment focuses on the emotional state, strengths and difficulties, of a person.  This assessment is usually needed when a child or teenager has problems with anxiety, anger, sadness, or has difficulty interacting with peers, teachers, or parents.

Additional

Workshops

Workshops are offered on a variety of themes ranging from, dyslexia, self-care to aggression and anxiety. Schools and companies are welcome to request workshops with a specific theme.

Parental Guidance​

Parents often request guidance in the manner in which they deal with their children, especially children who suffer from high levels of anxiety and aggression or who may have other areas of concern.  Good parental support is an integral part of effective child therapy.

Virtual Sessions

Some people prefer to do video-therapy due to geographical or other reasons.  This refers to therapy that is done via Skype or with a video-call.

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