Shamshi is a dedicated and experience kid’s psychologist who assesses each client on an individual basis. Once this is completed, she organizes therapy sessions with the child alone and/or with parents according to the requirements of the treatment. Also, in some cases, she communicates with the child’s school authorities in order to gather relevant information to support the treatment.
What exactly is meant by child/Kid counselling?
It is actually a safe space for a kid to have a discussion on their confusions, anxieties and anything which they might be struggling with.
Here, Shamshi communicates with the child’s/adolescent’s parents regularly and they are kept informed about their ward’s progress on a day-to-day basis. She also conducts school visits to assess the child’s performance in academic settings during treatment. She is in close contact and in constant touch with other health professionals who have participated in the child’s adolescent treatment. Through this children understand their emotions better. Kids consider this as an opportunity for them to open up their concerns who is unbiased. Speaking to a psychologist away from their known people can take away most of their pressure while talking.
With children, Shamshi’s specific treatment areas include cognitive behavioral interventions. Other treatment methodologies for adolescents and children include token economy programs that are reinforced by the child’s parents and teachers and also game therapy. Many at times she use methods depends on the child’s age and situations gone through. She even use many tools which encourage the child to express their emotions better which includes storytelling, playing games, painting etc. Older children prefer talking , however when working with older children and adolescents, in particular, Shamshi uses deeper approaches such as CBT combined with hypnotherapy to help promote change and derive better outcomes. Although different methods used for small and older children, the aim will be the same which is the fulfilment of life and develop resilience. There is no right and wrong to take a counselling, it’s always good to talk to someone and if it is a professional listener who can support you by listening would be better for everyone.
Shamshi’s previous experience includes working as a tutor and counsellor with children including working with families where children have special needs. Shamshi has worked extensively with teenagers tutoring them in order to help them improve their organizational skills. She can support your child to be themselves again .For helping a child, she always strengthen parents as they are one who gets panic when the child undergo any kind of struggles. Shamshi frequently uses hands-on activities to help them grasp concepts efficiently and effectively. Moreover, she believes that this activity helps children and adolescents to enhance their cognitive skills and perfect their concepts via the stimulation that is experienced during hands-on methods. She will start with an initial assessment for gathering information to understand the current status of the ward. Usually the sessions are of face to face. Trust is the key factor for every counselling. Shamshi create this trust with every client by creating a strong bond with them.