Children are in a state of rapid change and growth during their developmental years. During these years, multiple changes take place and a child may present with a range of issues. Many children need help dealing with impacted concentration, problems of bullying behaviour or trauma and bereavement. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there has been a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.

By seeing a child psychologist, your child will be able to adequately deal with these issues in a secure and nurturing environment.

Signs that a child may benefit from seeing a child psychologist include:

  • Behavioural/emotional problems (e.g. excessive anger, acting out or bedwetting)
  • Developmental delays in speech, language or toilet training
  • Academic/school related difficulties
  • Overly aggressive behaviour (e.g. biting, kicking, or hitting)
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Concentration/hyperactivity
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Being the victim of bullying or bullying other children
  • Chronic illness (e.g. leukemia, cancer, diabetes)
  • Toilet training and elimination problems (enuresis/encopresis)
  • Abuse or other traumatic events
  • Problems in transitions (following separation, divorce or relocation)