Counselling for Children and Young People
I am a registered and qualified Counsellor for children and young people. I work with children and young people whom are touched by grief and loss.
I work with children and young people who may have a close family member or friend who is ill pre bereavement, and I also work with children who have lost a family member or friend. Loss however, does not have to come through death, maybe a child has experienced feelings of loss through divorce or separation or been through other difficult situations such as experiencing bullying.
Children feel grief and loss too, the saying; 'f your old enough to love you are old enough to grieve' is very true.
Counselling for children, offers a safe, non judgemental space for self expression away from the pressure of home or school life.
I use different techniques within the sessions adapting to the child or young person that I am working with. Every individual is different and I use different therapeutic approaches and techniques to encourage expression of difficult feelings. Techniques used are dependant on the child's developmental age and personal situation.
I use talking therapy, play therapy such as toys, sand and creative art, as well as creative exercises exploring self.
Early intervention through counselling can help a child or young person to build resilience to emotional issues such as, bereavement, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, bullying, self harm, attachment issues and low self esteem. Early invention often prevents emotional issues at a young age developing into chronic problems into adolescence and adulthood.
Please fill in a referral form
Or contact me for an initial discussion. Please note that I would request a parent assessment prior to working with a child or young person.