I can advise on the approach based on your child’s individual needs. Psychotherapy, counselling, art and play therapy may be useful for someone who would benefit from extra support. Some children talk directly about their problems, but sometimes the most effective communication is through play and arts therapy.
For many teenagers and young people there may be patterns of behaving which they/you wish to change, such as a reliance on something when under pressure, e.g. food, alcohol, drugs. They may have difficulties with relationships or achieving goals. Psychotherapy can help someone work through these ingrained issues, which can help them modify their behaviour.
Additionally there may be more complex, deep rooted or multiple issues, which can be worked through in psychotherapy.
I am experienced in working with children, teenagers, young people and families, and skilled in knowing how to listen and respond. Please contact me for more details.
What type of therapy is best for my child?
It can be hard to understand that children sometimes need therapy. Sometimes it’s difficult to pin-point the concern. In this case it may be useful to discuss this with me to gain a better idea of whether therapy would be beneficial. I work therapeutically with children, young people and parents. I offer support with or without a formal diagnosis.
Will my parenting skills be judged?
Loving someone who has emotional problems can be exhausting and worrying, just as it is being that person. Whatever issues you and your family are struggling with, I can provide a safe and trusting approach based your needs. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and supportive approach.
Are the sessions confidential?
Yes, they are. However, when working with children it can be helpful for all involved if parents/carers and professionals are given a general overview, whilst ensuring the client's confidentiality. The content of feedback is based on individual factors relating to the client and can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Client safety and confidentiality is always a priority. I have a duty to report any safeguarding concerns in line with current Child Protection procedures.
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