Children and adolescents
Therapeutic Centre Pentagone offers a range of services to children and adolescents on the following topics. Among others:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Identity issues
- Questions of gender
- Relational difficulties
- Divorce and separation
- Eating disorders
- Difficulties at school
- Attention difficulties
- (Selective) mutism
- Bullying difficulties
- Sleeping difficulties
- Intelligence test or perception test (diagnostics)
Individual therapy with children takes the form of conversations, drawings or play. In the case of children, the parent is invited to discuss the evolution. Adolescents can come to a session independently, where the parents are involved according to the request for help and preference of the adolescent.
In a parent counselling session, therapist and parent explore what is going on with the child or adolescent using the following questions:
- Why does the child exhibit a certain behaviour?
- What does this have to do with?
- What does the child need?
- How can I as a parent support my child?
Questions about parenting can also be discussed in a parent counselling session. The conversations take place with one or two parents (jointly or separately).
Families come in different shapes and colours: two-parent family, single-parent family, family with adopted or foster children, divorced families, and families with same-sex parents. Sometimes a family goes through a difficult period or one of the family members is struggling.
In a family counselling session, the whole family is invited to speak, listen and look for solutions together. Each family member is welcome to ask questions and share experiences. In this way topics are discussed and mutual understanding and connection grows.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a technique for treating persistent stress after traumatic and unprocessed experiences. EMDR stimulates the natural processing. In children and adolescents EMDR can be applied in a playful manner, possibly in the presence of a parent.
The overview of the children and youth team provides information for each therapist about the therapeutic approach, target group, range, themes and languages spoken. For each therapist, you will also find details of working methods, education, experience, membership of professional associations, contact details, availability and location (Madou and Agora).