- anxiety and depression
- excessive shyness
- selective mutism
- low self-esteem
- poor coping skills
- bullying or friendship issues
- poor social skills
- grief and loss
- adjustment to changes in the family
- anger management
- school and study stress
Keren uses a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of the individual child. For example:
- Play therapy is a therapeutic approach for children usually between the ages of 3 and 10. Young children often find it difficult to verbalise their thoughts and feelings, and play therapy provides children with an opportunity to communicate their experiences. With play therapy, children express their feelings and resolve conflicts through a variety of materials in the room, such as toys, art materials and a sand tray.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) offers helpful and practical techniques in encouraging emotional expression, understanding physical reactions to stress, the link between thoughts and feelings and how it relates to behaviour, and to develop coping mechanisms. CBT helps the child or adolescent directly address their unhelpful thoughts, which may lead to emotional relief and behavioural change.
- Relaxation and mindfulness based therapy can assist in releasing tension, reducing stress and increasing calmness.