Helping children and young people to gain a better understanding of how their thoughts and feelings reflect their emotional and psychological experiences in life.
Helping young people
The aim of child & adolescent psychotherapy is to help children and young people through to the age of 25 (together with their family or primary carer) to gain a better understanding of how their thoughts and feelings reflect their emotional and psychological experiences in life and how this, in turn, can impact on relationships within family and social life with friends, and the subsequent impact on the child and young person’s educational life. This can present a wide range of behavioural and relationship issues, compulsions, or problems in a family, social or educational environment at all stages of their life.
By exploring together, sense can be made of what is troubling the child or young person, identify choices and make positive changes, enabling the child or young person to feel happier and more confident within family life, with friends and importantly in all levels of education.
Did you know?
72% of children in care have behavioural or emotional problems – some of the most vulnerable people in society. Sadly, as many as 1 in 12 children and young people deliberately harm themselves. Nearly 80,000 children and young people worldwide suffer from severe depression. 3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Research data from Association of Child Psychologists, 2015. Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems including – but not limited to:
- Behavioural and developmental issues (e.g. within ADHD and autism)
- Low mood and low self-esteem
- Anger and violence
- The feeling of isolation, and being unable to cope
- Separation and attachment difficulties, and trauma.
- The cause or causes can be complex but can result from
- Bullying – including cyber (internet) bullying,
- Loss and pre and post-bereavement,
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress,
- The impact of severe deprivation and abuse,
- Mental health concerns such as OCD, clinical depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
A 15 min free introductory consultation is available if you feel this would be helpful to you as we appreciate you may be uncertain whether psychotherapy could be appropriate to help the child or young person.
Please contact Maria for further details or get in touch via our contact form.
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