Child & Adolescent Coaching Cape Town
Our children in contemporary South Africa struggle with challenges that we as adults find hard to understand. Children are under enormous pressure to perform academically, socially and on the sports field.
What happens when our children do not meet these expectations? When we feel that our children are not reaching their full potential, coaching is the answer. The coaching work I do with children and adolescents is less stigmatized than seeing a therapist, as there is no shame in saying ‘I am going to see my coach’. My coaching work with children involves a positive approach using play therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. The children I work with find the sessions to be stimulating and enjoyable as I provide a safe environment for them to explore their developing personalities, feelings and abilities. I work closely with the parents of my child clients and enrol them in the process to be my co-coaches, in order to be as effective as possible in their child's intervention.
My child clients are generally dealing with the following concerns:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) all types
Social Skills Difficulties
Being a victim of bullying
Identifying Learning Difficulties/ Barriers
Coaching for optimal well-being academically, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The work I do with adolescents involve Integral Coaching techniques and a client-centered approach where my clients are actively involved in their own development and specific areas of their choosing are addressed in coaching. These sessions are aimed at developing self-awareness, setting goals for the future and dealing with current emotional, physical or spiritual difficulties.
My adolescent clients are generally dealing with the following concerns:
Dealing with divorce
Emotional Intelligence Development
Lack of motivation
Extra time in exams assessments
Personal Agency Development