First Interview

First Session with Counsellor

You will meet with counsellor, Bobbi Cruice, and discuss your child’s difficulties. From the information you give about your family and your child’s behaviour and developmental history, you will be able to make a decision about whether your child would benefit from one to one counselling. During this time you will be able to express what your hopes are for your child’s future. In this initial meeting parents will meet with the counsellor without children present.

If you decide you would like counselling for your child he would come with you for the second session.

Parents' Role

At Swing High, we are committed to supporting you with empathy, acceptance and authenticity. So that we can be responsive and sensitive to your needs as a parent during this time, we will schedule Parent Consults with you after your child’s third or fourth therapy sessions. We are dedicated to maintaining the connection with you so that your child and your family benefit from the best possible therapeutic outcomes

Your child’s therapeutic progress is very important to us. At parent consultations, the therapist will provide feedback to you about your child’s progress. Your feedback to the therapist of your child’s progress at school/childcare and at home is also valuable. Through this evaluative process, appropriate therapeutic changes can be made if needed.

Introducing recent child research, parenting skills and strategies at these meetings will help you and your child during and after therapy.

Counselling Sessions

The sessions for your child can be weekly or fortnightly. They last about 30 – 45 minutes (depending on your child’s age or special needs). Your family timetable is taken into consideration as much as possible when scheduling your child’s appointments.

The number of sessions varies from child to child. If your child is working through significant issues it will take more time and patience for your child to work through his difficulties.

"We are here to provide you with help and support."