Sometimes adults (parents, carers, teachers, social workers) find themselves in the position of having tried everything that they can think of to help a child to make positive change and yet progress doesn’t seem to be being made. This is a tough place to be....
It might be that a child is displaying a lot of sadness, is withdrawn or self-harming; or that they are having explosive outbursts which are making life really difficult for the child or young person and those around them; or that they seem scared all the time, unable to enjoy things and not wanting to go to school; or that they just can’t seem to get on with other children.
We have worked with children who were presenting in all of these different ways pre-therapy, also those who have experienced significant losses e.g. refugee and asylum seeking children, fostered and adopted children, and those who have experienced bereavements. We have experience working with children who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender too.
We know that working with the adults around the child, first and foremost the parents or carers, is often vital to the progress of the child who is engaging in therapy. This means that we meet regularly with the adults involved to provide support and a time to think together about what the child is expressing and needs in terms of support to move forward.
We are highly experienced in working with schools and social workers.We know this is very important when working with children affected by trauma.
Our therapists/ counsellors are trained to work individually with a child or young person, and also with the parent and child together.
We always have cups of tea and biscuits, sometimes chocolates too!