What I do

Wendy Leigh Penfold

 

Counselling Psychologist   [B.Soc.Sci(Hons), M. Soc.Sci (Psych), UKZN]

As a Counselling Psychologist I work with children and teens facing a wide range of emotional, psychological and/or behavioural difficulties.

 

In addition to the required training received at the University of KwaZulu Natal, I have attended a number of external training courses dealing with a variety of issues relating to therapy with children. I draw from a number of techniques and methods (including expressive techniques) in order to adapt to the unique individual needs of the child.

 

Some examples of difficulties faced by children/teens:

 

Anxiety

Depression

Anger outbursts/Temper tantrums

Bullying

Relationship difficulties

Difficulty making friends

Social withdrawal

Abuse

Witnessing domestic violence

Trauma

Familial conflict

Divorce/Step families

Diabetes/other chronic childhood illnesses

Loss of a parent/loved one

Sibling rivalry

Grief/Bereavement

Adjustment Difficulties e.g. birth of a sibling/moving to a new school

ADD/ADHD

Self-esteem issues

Issues around identity & not fitting in

"Let's put our BIG feet in their LITTLE shoes."