Like the rest of us, children and young people can feel sad, confused, angry and distressed at times. They may have faced a loss or family separation or perhaps they are being bullied at school.
By creating a safe, containing environment I enable clients to make sense of their emotions so that they are less overwhelmed by them in their day-to-day lives. Normalising difficult feelings and finding healthy ways to express them is particularly beneficial for children and gives them a template for how to process emotions when they are adults.
Counselling can provide huge relief for children and young people dealing with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, bereavement and loneliness that can arise for many reasons including family separation, emotional neglect and abuse, domestic violence, and the loss of a loved one. Through therapy, self awareness will grow and with it self-esteem.
I find working with children and young people - helping them to understand their challenging emotions and ultimately build their resilience - extremely rewarding.
'He is a changed boy to the one who started with you last year and we're very grateful to you for that and for helping us to understand him better.'
'The sessions have, in our opinion, not just helped J but the family at large.'
‘Counselling has definitely made a noticeable difference to our daughter. We are grateful for the work you have done with her as it seems to have really helped her.’
‘Your support and work with our son has helped him to explore some of his own feelings, to separate a little bit what belongs to him and what belong to us and to voice it. That is huge on its own.’