About counselling for children

Are you worried about your child?  Are they finding it hard to cope emotionally?

I support Children and Young People who are struggling with all sorts of issues including:

bullying, anxiety, the loss of loved ones, relationships, family breakdown, trauma, friendship issues, stress, abuse, exam worries, low self esteem, concerns about body image and identity, self harm, feeling lost and alone, domestic violence, eating disorders, ASD issues, health anxiety, depression and low mood, worry around Covid 19 / Coronavirus, resilience and emotional well-being.

 

Why counselling children and teenagers is different

When I work with children, I want to help them develop emotional awareness and new understandings.

But, children grow and develop at different speeds!

A young child may not have the speech and language skills to talk about or understand what they are experiencing emotionally.

An older child may be able to describe their feelings but traditional counselling may feel overwhelming or even scary.

And, a teenager, living through physical and emotional change as they move towards independence might struggle with self esteem and self consciousness, which may make it really hard for them to feel comfortable in a counselling relationship.

By being open and sensitive to the differing needs and uniqueness of my clients and by offering a variety of creative and expressive approaches, I can help your child to get in touch with their emotional feelings, express them and make sense of them, when the words are hard to find.

Above all, I will meet them with warmth and provide an empathic, trusting, safe place for your child to explore how to cope when life is difficult.