HiDolphin Method

Our Approach for Children & Youth Counselling

Our approach for children and youth counselling is based on
“I’m OK Child, You’re OK Parent”👌



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Play Therapy by using Sand, Art and Music

Play Therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic approach specifically designed for Children and Youth. Our therapist creates a safe and supportive environment where Children or Youth can freely explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences through play. Your child naturally be able to engage in play as a means of communication and expression.

Play Therapy promotes self-discovery, emotional healing, personal growth, and empowerment. Children or youth can work through emotional difficulties such as anger, sadness or worry, develop coping skills, problem-solving skills, strengthen relationships, build self-esteem and re-author personal narratives in ways that promote healing, resilience and positive change.

Our therapist applies methods that tailored to your child’s needs and experiences by using Sand, Art, and/or Music:


Narrative Sand Therapy uses sand tray and miniature objects or figurines. Children, Youth, or Parents are invited to create scenes or stories in the sand tray using various objects, symbols and figurines that represent different aspects of their lives, experiences, and emotions.


An expressive therapy that utilizes various art materials and techniques to help Children, Youth or Parents explore and process their emotions, thoughts and experiences. Our therapists work collaboratively with Children, Youth or Parents to interpret and understand the meaning behind their artwork.


Musical activities to address physical, emotional (Anger, Sadness, Worry), cognitive and social needs. Children and Youth may engage in activities such as listening to music, playing instruments, singing, song writing, improvisation and movement to music. Our therapists use these activities to help Children and Youth explore their thoughts and feelings through music and build social connections.

Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI)

Multichannel Eye Movement Integration (MEMI) is a treatment method that does not require Children, Youth or Parent to tell their trauma stories that bonded with past emotional pain. It is a more future-oriented approach to keep the parent-child as calm and secure as possible.

MEMI helps Children, Youth or Parents transition their thoughts, feelings, and sensory reactions from problem state to problem-free state using visual, temporal, and spatial reframing, and verbal commands.

PTSD Checklist for DMS-5 (PCL-5) is used by the therapist to evaluate treatment effects, it is designed for a specific traumatizing event. MEMI resolves the symptoms associated with traumatic experiences and evaluates the result as below:

Testing and retesting the cognitions, sensory characteristics, and feeling
Projecting an image of the trauma, does not require re-storytelling
Perform MEMI eye movements
Reframe the cognitive aspects of an experience
Conduct future rehearsal and self-appreciation

Trauma in early childhood could have significant impacts on a Children’s Brain Development, such as Attachment, Physical Health, Emotional Regulation, Dissociation, Cognitive Ability, Self-Concept and Behavioral Control.

In response to traumatic events, the limbic system may become dysregulated, leading to heightened emotional responses, hypervigilance, and alterations in memory processing. Trauma causes distorted thinking, poor emotional management, and dysregulation of Limbic System

MEMI targets all aspects of traumatic memories including physical, emotional (anger, sadness and worry) and sensory (sights and sounds) reactions typically experienced by trauma survivors. It is able to reconnect the amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brain. They are necessary for memory development and emotion regulation. When they are being suppressed, cognitive distortions and emotional disturbances happen.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a three-pronged approach that helps Children, Youth or Parent acquire new and more effective strategies for regulating emotions (anger, sadness or worry), thoughts, and behaviors. It is based on the premise that Children, Youth or Parent’s thoughts influence their feelings and behaviors, and that by identifying and modifying negative or distorted thought patterns, Children, Youth, or Parent can alleviate emotional distress and improve functioning.

Key components of CBT:

Cognitive Restructuring

Identifying Children, Youth or Parent’s challenging negative or irrational thoughts and beliefs that contribute to emotional distress. Children, Youth or Parent learns to replace these thoughts with more realistic and balanced ones.

Behavioral Activation

Increase engagement in fulfilling activities to enhance mood and decrease avoidance behaviors. Schedule enjoyable activities and set S.M.A.R.T. goals to increase Children, Youth or Parent sense of accomplishment.

Exposure Therapy

Overcome avoided situations, objects, or thoughts. It involves systematically exposing Children, Youth or Parent to anxiety-provoking stimuli in a controlled and safe manner.

Skills Training

Children, Youth or Parents learns coping skills such as relaxation techniques, problem-solving skills, communication skill and social skills.


Children, Youth or Parents are given activities to practice the skills learned in between therapy sessions. This helps reinforce learning and promotes the generalization of skills to real-life situations.

CBT provides children, youth and parents with practical tools and strategies to better understand and manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, leading to an improved psychological well-being and functioning.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Gottman Method helps couples minimize the impact on children or Youth and promotes positive parenting practices. It also helps minimizes the impact of relationship difficulties on Children or Youth and create a healthier and a more supportive family environment. When parents work together harmoniously as a team, Children or Youth benefits from consistent parenting style and gains a sense of security.

Common reasons to start Couples Therapy:

Parenting Issues

Communication Issues

Trust Issues

Frequent Conflict

Financial Stress

Individual Stress

Life Transitions

Intimacy and
Emotional Connection


Gottman Method aims to assist couples in enhancing you and your partner relationships in three key areas: FriendshipConflict Management and the Creation of Shared Meaning. Couples are taught to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to address past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection and create changes that enhance the couple’s shared goals.

Gottman Method helps couples minimize the impact on children and promotes positive parenting practices. It also helps minimizes the impact of relationship difficulties on children and create a healthier and a more supportive family environment. When parents work together harmoniously as a team, children benefits from consistent parenting style and gains a sense of security.