Do I stay in the room with my child?
This is dependant on the issues of referral and also your child’s age and capabilities. As a general rule we work directly with parents of children under 4 years of age. We rarely do direct work with the child at this age. For children 5-8, they may need a parent to be involved in their sessions.
The expectation of the parent is to provide emotional support or practical support. The issue may be around parenting or behavioural management. If this is the case, a higher percentage of the work we do is directly with the parent. We will be providing parent coaching and counselling.