Capable Kids offers a range of services for children and adolescents and their parents including those below.
Family counselling/family work
Aimed at improving family functioning and enhancing family life.
Including parenting the gifted, anxious, stubborn, or otherwise challenged or challenging child or adolescent, and a range of other issues
Gifted and twice exceptional children’s issues
Including dealing with overintensities, social difficulties, misdiagnosis and lack of understanding at school.
ADHD at home & school
Understanding your ADHD child and finding strategies to make life calmer and more enriching.
Oppositionality, “bossiness”, controlling behaviour, school refusal, aggression at home or school, lying, bullying or being bullied or any other difficult behaviours.
Diagnosis of learning disabilities and therapy for resulting feelings of low self-confidence and low self-esteem.
Therapy for anxiety and/or depression
This could include separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, OCD, low mood, and depression/sadness. In young children excessive shyness may be a sign of anxiety.
Liaison with schools
Elaine can liaise with schools over the phone, by email or in person. She can conduct observation of your child in the school setting and can attend school meetings with you in order to promote the best interests of you and your child.
Cognitive & educational assessments
May be practically helpful when children appear to find learning difficult, do not seem to be reaching their full potential, or when there is school resistance/refusal or other behavioural issues.