"Children need attunement to feel secure and to develop well,
and throughout our lives we need attunement to feel close and connected." ​- Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
AGES 5 TO 10
Kirsten Barnardt provides individual therapy for children between the ages of 5 to 10 who require support. An initial clinical assessment can take between two to four sessions to clarify what the need is. Following the assessment, we will discuss a therapeutic plan and how caregivers can support their child through the therapeutic process. 
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PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 - 11 YEARS OLD
Kirsten Barnardt and Karen Fleming have developed psycho-educational and therapeutic programmes for children, adolescents and professionals working with youth. For children, these programmes have included the Cool Chameleons Emotional Regulation Programme and Team Time Social Skills Group. For professionals, this has included workshops on understanding challenging behaviour in children and how to make use of positive discipline strategies.
GROUPS FOR CHILDREN
FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 - 9 YEARS OLD
Kirsten Barnardt and Karen Fleming provide therapeutic groups for children ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old. These groups aim to teach children skills that help their emotional and social dvelopment. Typically there are between five to eight children of the same age in a group. Group therapy topics are based on the need but include: Emotional Regulation, Social skills, Loss & Bereavement, Separation anxiety.
COOL CHAMELEONS EMOTIONAL REGULATION PROGRAMME
6 WEEK PROGRAMME
This programme helps children (5 to 9 years old) to identify what they are feeling and equips them with skills to help regulate emotions and solve problems.  Children attend six group sessions with their peers where they participate in games and activities that help introduce the skills. Parents are given a guide book that explains how they can help their child to practise the skills.
Skills include: Identifying emotions, calming techniques, social skills and problem solving skills.
We make use of the Cool Chameleons and Team Time positive reinforcement cards and board games to motivate the use of skills and to make the learning fun for children. The content of the group primarily draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools, which children and parents are encouraged to practice at home. 
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP 
8 WEEK PROGRAMME
Learning social skills forms a crucial part of a child's development. In this group we help children learn and strengthen valuable social skills through a variety of interactive activities with peers.  These skills include: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Apologising, Empathy, Assertiveness and Listening. Children are given activities to take home and practise. The activities have instructions for parents on how they can assist their child.​
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