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Connecting Parents and Children

Child Centered Counselling

One-to-one therapy is available for all ages, from pre-school to children, and for all presenting problems. At times, parents may find that their child is experiencing road blocks in one or more of the following areas: depression, anxiety, mood-swings, past trauma, behaviour problems, and major life changes (e.g., death of a loved one or divorce). At Sand Story Psychology Services, we use our intuitive love of children to see them for who they are and to let them tell us through their stories in words or play. We believe that no one knows their child more than the parents, and we embrace the opportunity to work closely with the parents to best support their child.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is offered for both children and adolescents based on each client’s individual needs. Play is a tool that children use to support and promote development. Play therapy utilizes young people’s natural inclination to express themselves through their play to move towards understanding of their experiences, and ultimately growth. This approach would be done in conjunction with parent support and talk therapy, based on the child’s needs.

Parent Child Connection Therapy

This therapy is typically done with one or both parents and a young child (age 6 months to 5-years). This therapy is offered for parent-child relationships that are experiencing early challenges. See below to see if this therapy might be right for you.

Parenting can evoke many different feelings

Do you ever feel like:

  • you love but don’t like your baby?
  • your baby reminds you of someone who hurt you?
  • you get spaced out a lot when you are with your baby?
  • you just can’t handle being a parent?
  • you are so frustrated with your baby that you feel you could lose control?
  • your baby is deliberately trying to hurt you?
  • your baby doesn’t like you?
  • being a parent is just not what you expected?

You are not alone… A lot of parents find themselves answering yes to one or more of these questions. It seems that being a parent can often be very different than what was expected. This can be especially difficult when you feel like you are the kind of person that should be able to cope and pull it together.