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Children's Counselling
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Give your child the tools to thrive emotionally and socially with our expert counselling services. At Better You HQ Counselling, we specialise in addressing the unique challenges children face, helping them navigate their world with confidence and resilience.

Childhood presents a unique set of challenges for both children and their parents. Many children struggle with emotional regulation and communication, leading to challenging behaviours such as anxiety, emotional outbursts, social withdrawal, fighting, emotional dysregulation, and school problems.


These issues are common in children's mental health and can benefit greatly from professional counselling and therapy. These common issues are addressed in children's mental health counselling and therapy for behavioural problems at Better You HQ Counselling.


Our wrap-around approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child, focusing on building resilience, improving emotional regulation, and developing essential coping skills. Our expert counsellor is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where children feel heard and understood.

Child Counselling Services to Address Your Child's Needs:

  • Anxiety and Depression: Provide your child with the tools and strategies to manage and overcome anxiety and depression, fostering a happier and healthier mindset.

  • Autism and ADHD Support: Specialised strategies for children with neurodiversity, helping them navigate their world with confidence and ease.

  • Behavioural Issues and School Challenges: Address disruptive behaviours such as fighting and defiance with tailored interventions, and support your child in overcoming school-related challenges, including school refusal and academic difficulties.

  • Coping with Separation and Divorce: Guide your child through the emotional landscape of family changes, helping them adjust and thrive despite the challenges.

  • Conflict Resolution:Teach your child effective conflict resolution techniques to handle disagreements constructively and maintain positive relationships.

  • Emotional Regulation and Anger Management: Equip your child with the skills to understand and manage their emotions effectively, reducing emotional outbursts, anger, and improving overall behaviour.

  • School Refusal: There’s rarely a single cause of school refusal. It might be linked to anxiety or worries about leaving home, a phobia, learning difficulties, social problems at school, or depression.

  • Sibling Rivalry and Bullying Support: Implement strategies to manage sibling conflicts and address bullying, ensuring a safer and more supportive environment for your child.

  • Social Skills and Peer Interaction: Help children develop essential social skills, such as effective communication, empathy, and cooperation. Support for overcoming social withdrawal, managing peer pressure, and improving interpersonal relationships.

​Why Choose Better You HQ Counselling?​

Our expert counsellors in Mansfield, Victoria, bring a wealth of experience in education and disability, ensuring we provide personalised support tailored to your child's unique needs. With a deep understanding of educational systems and the specific challenges faced by children with disabilities, we are uniquely equipped to address a wide range of social and emotional issues.

We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children feel comfortable discussing their social challenges and learning new strategies for improvement. Our counsellors utilise evidence-based practices and draw on their extensive background in working with diverse populations, including children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodiversities.

How Our Experience Benefits Your Child:

At Better You HQ Counselling, our commitment to leveraging our expertise in education and disability means your child receives the highest standard of care. We are dedicated to supporting their journey towards improved social interactions, greater self-confidence, and a happier, healthier life.

  • Educational Insight: Our background in education allows us to collaborate effectively with schools, helping to create supportive academic environments and addressing school-related social issues comprehensively.

  • Disability Expertise: With specialised knowledge in disability support, we offer tailored strategies that cater to the unique needs of children with disabilities, enhancing their social skills and overall wellbeing.

  • Holistic Approach: We understand the interconnected nature of educational, social, and emotional development. Our holistic approach ensures that we address all aspects of your child's life, promoting balanced and sustainable growth.

  • Collaborative Support: We work closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals to create a consistent support network for your child, ensuring that they receive the comprehensive care they need both at home and in school.

  • Empathy and Understanding: Our counsellors are trained to understand and empathise with the unique experiences of each child, providing a nurturing environment where they feel valued and heard.

Give Your Child the Gift of Emotional Wellbeing:

Kids think of me as their Emotions Coach! Just like a sporting coach helps you master skills and strategies, I'm here to help them understand and manage their feelings, especially when they start to grow too big or overwhelming. Together, we'll explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and tackle those moments when emotions like sadness, anger, or anxiety become too challenging.


Counselling, offers significant benefits for children, providing a safe and supportive environment to explore their feelings and develop essential coping skills. At Better You HQ Counselling, our experienced counsellors help children manage anxiety, address behavioural issues, and overcome social difficulties.


Through counselling, children learn to build resilience, improve emotional regulation, and navigate their world with confidence. These skills foster healthier relationships and promote a more positive outlook on life, ensuring a stronger foundation for their future wellbeing. Attending counselling can be a crucial step in supporting your child's journey towards emotional and social growth.

Contact Us:​

Help your child overcome challenges. Contact Better You HQ Counselling today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our comprehensive counselling services.

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