Challenging Behaviour

"Children who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways - unknown"


Challenging behaviour in children and teens present in a number of different ways and often negatively impact interactions with family members, schools and peers.  Often these behaviours are misunderstood and mislabelled, with children seen as naughty, out of control or destructive, thus perpetuating feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth and poor self-esteem.

Our counsellors and psychologist located in Menai, also work with children and teens who are impacted by bullying behaviour by others and those who use bullying behaviours to intimidate others, including peers and family members. 

A large majority of children who present with challenging behaviours may accompany a diagnosis of:

Evolving Minds Counselling takes an integrative approach working with families and schools to help children and adolescents understand their diagnosis, recognise their feelings and put healthy coping strategies in place. 

We do so by implementing a range of child-friendly techniques including Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance  and Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Theraplay informed practices.

If you feel your child or adolescent would benefit from therapy please call us to make an appointment on 02 8519 4197 or complete our online booking form.