Counselling for Children

What kinds of things can counselling help children with?

Counselling can help children with a wide range of issues, some of these include anxiety, low self esteem, anger issues, low mood, peer and family relationships, difficulties in school or at home, coping with change, loss/bereavement, and distressing or traumatic events.

Can I know what my child has talked about in counselling?

For counselling to be effective it’s important that your child feels free to talk openly and confidentially in sessions. Children who attend counselling are assured that the work will not be discussed with anyone else outside the counselling room unless they request or give consent for this, or the following exceptions apply:

  • If I believe there is a risk of significant harm to them or another child, young person or vulnerable adult
  • If I am required by law to disclose information
I realise that parents/carers may feel anxious about not knowing what is being said in sessions. I endeavour to keep you informed with regard to the overall process, and if information emerges which I believe you, as parents/carers, have a right to know, I will talk to your child about the necessity of sharing this with you. Entrusting your child to a counsellor is undoubtedly a difficult process for any parent or carer. My hope is the information on this website will answer any questions or concerns you may have and help reassure you of my commitment to the safety and wellbeing of your child. If you have any further queries or would like to have an initial conversation about counselling for your child then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Counselling for Children (aged 4-10)​

My counselling work with children is underpinned with key knowledge and understanding of child developmental stages and transitions, family development and how best to help a child express, reflect on and make sense of their emotions and experiences. I offer play and creative activities to help a child feel safe and secure to explore their life-story, understand themselves and their world better and encourage the growth of skills to help them flourish and thrive.

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