The Guardian has reported that over a quarter of a million children in the UK with mental health problems have been denied help by the NHS. Under half of those referred by their GP receive treatment. Thresholds have been raised to manage the backlog, yet this is still not meeting the demand. Ask anyone working in mental health in the UK and they will surely tell you this is the busiest time they have experienced. Whilst the need continues to rise, shortages in funding are unfortunately decreasing what services can offer.
If you cannot afford weekly psychotherapy for your child, there are other options, such as parenting support sessions which can take place as and when required without an on-going commitment. Please feel free email me if you would like to learn more.
I am a child psychotherapist (UKCP Registered); a counsellor; arts and play therapist, covering Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You can contact me here.