Due to various issues within the family, compounded by breakdown in effective communication,
counseling becomes necessary to solve the issues. Counseling in no way indicates
that an individual is helpless or incapable of solving his / her own problems. By
talking about problems or concerns with a counselor, helps the understanding of
a problem and develop the means to deal with them.
Usually families faced with a situation revolving around behavioral issues of the
children, need to seek counseling, to communicate and identify the problem areas
and find effective and lasting solutions to the same.
Often parents as well as children need to communicate with counselors to find approaches
that can lead to solving the issue at the root cause.
COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN:
Children are people with their own ideas and personalities. No matter what the purpose,
it is important to remember that communication with children is not the same as
it is with adults. There are a variety of counseling techniques to use with children.
Counseling is a process in which the counselor expresses care, understanding and
concern towards the person with a problem. The purpose of counseling is to create
an environment of trust where the child / parent can learn more about their own thoughts,
feelings, problems and their life. Through this process, the child / parent is able to take
action to achieve their goal or to solve their problems.
Through the process of counseling, a child can freely express emotions that he /
she feels about a particular situation and sub consciously looks to the counselor
to help resolve the issue.
Counseling offers a direct and open relationship and creates an environment for
the child to openly and freely express his / her fear, anger, anguish, and problem
and often expects the counselor to keep it a secret and help with the matter.
The most important aspect of counseling is that the counselor is not a loved or
known person in everyday life of the child, with whom the child might be ashamed
to interact with, as in case of a parent, once his / her secret matter is known.
Since counseling is able to reduce a child’s sense of shame or low self esteem by
demonstrating that the child is valued and cared for. This might be an important
intervention in the child’s life which will help resolve issues related to their
COUNSELING FOR PARENTS:
Parents are the best “change agents” to help their children deal with the numerous
issues they have to face in daily life.
The child usually looks upto the parent as an ideal and wants to or sub consciously
mimes the action of the adult. Hence “good parenting” is not about only “saying”
but it is about “being” and demonstrating to the child the best that they can be
in any given situation.
Studies have found that a simple change in the parent, leads to an immediate and
effective change in the child.
When parents feel the need to take their child for counseling, they have to be completely
prepared for the fact that they themselves would also have to undergo counseling
and if recommended a behavioral change may have to be affected for desired effect or
result to be seen in the child and his/her behavior and environment.
‘My child is not crazy……….why do I have to take him/her to see a counselor??”
is the usual reaction when an intervention is recommended. Especially since traditionally
counseling usually takes place in a clinic/ hospital setting, the whole process
makes the parent/child uncomfortable.
Childology hopes to be able to change this mind set by offering counseling in a
non clinical setting even though the counselors are qualified and trained yet the
clinic setting is missing, hence creating a friendly environment for the parent/child.
ONE ON ONE COUNSELING
Our panel of specialists are available to offer you and your child expert counseling
and advice in a non clinical friendly atmosphere through a convenient time based
To set up an appointment with our Counselor please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us on +91 9766 9766 10 between 10am and 6pm.
ON LINE COUNSELING.
While some issues will need One on One counseling, there are a number of issues
that parents need advice on, which can be resolved online, hence Childology also
offers Online Counseling, via email and telephone. This option solves issues many
parents face with travel, schedule, privacy etc. Parents can avail this facility
either independently or as a follow up to their One on One Counseling session.