Counselling Young People and Children

Counselling can be very beneficial to children and young people.  There are many issues around home, school and health that can cause anxiety and stress.  Parental separation, bullying, and bereavement are just a few issues that I see children and young people for in counselling.

I work with children in a different way to working with adults and young people.  I use play as a means for children to process what is going on for them.

The way in which I work with young people is very dependant on the individual.  Some want to sit and talk, others prefer to use creativity, perhaps sketching, drawing and writing.  I work in a way that best suits you.

Before meeting your child we will meet for a Parent Assessment where I can assess your childs needs and gain some insight into how life has been for your child.  This will also give you the opportunity to assess if you feel me working with your child may be right for them.

When working with an older child you may want to consider if you feel your childs issues are due to events which have led to difficult communication with yourself, If so, we may consider you both attending counselling together.