When to consider child therapy:Does your child seem to have low self-esteem? Are they having difficulty talking or playing with others or engaging in new pursuits? Many kids have a hard time struggling with their emotions, and even when they are otherwise well adjusted. Sensitive children can find the pressure of school, homework and family life to be very difficult to cope with. Adjustments in the family, such as a house move or change of school or a bereavement in the family circle, when added to previous difficulties, can make things very hard and the young person can find their days becoming exceedingly harder and harder to cope with.
Bring your child in to
meet us to see what they could gain from having their own therapist to share their confidencies and innermost fears with. In this supportive and child-friendly environment they can
then learn ways to develop and strengthen their resilience with their outer world, leading them forwards to develop the ability to find their own particular strengths and specialities.
Emdr Therapy specifically for children: Emdr child counselling is available with a highly skilled and Emdr Europe Accredited Practitioner. Your Emdr Therapist has been trained specifically to work with children using Emdr therapy. This therapy is ideal for trauma focussed work (recommended by the NHS) and when used skilfully can be a very effective tool for many other problems too, such as for phobias, depression or sexual abuse.
Emdr is a trauma based counselling service which has been scientifically proven to be an evidence based therapy that can quickly help people, of all ages, to reprocess their thoughts and feelings regarding past traumatic events or incidents that they may have witnessed.
Try Before You Buy
FREE 15 mins meeting: Try it out and see if it resonates with your child, if it works for them, they will want to come back. If they don't, that's absolutely fine too, I will not see any child that does not want to come along for counseling. They really need to be ready and want to attend.
Your child may want you to be there with them throughout the first session or two, or they may decide to go it alone right from the beginning. We give them this choice. Most often they want mum or dad or carer to be with them for a while and then they are okay for the adult to slip away when they feel comfortable enough.