Talking with Children
I work with children therapeutically to help them build their resilience and mental well-being. I help them learn strategies to be able to solve their own problems.
I use child-friendly language to help children cope with everyday stresses of life. We work together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to help children address the feelings which arise and teach simple and effective strategies to change the way they feel about things.
I aim to see all of my child clients in person.
Active Listening with Children
Once we have established rapport and a working relationship, we can start the process of talking therapy. I listen closely to the child's words to understand what they are experiencing.
Once I have understood what the issues are, I help the child to build a picture of how things would be if they were better. We work together each session, learning techniques and new ways of thinking. This vision is embedded into the hypnosis part of the session. I send the recordings to the parent so that the child can listen to them each evening.
Creativity and Play
I use creativity to help children recognise what is going well and what is not going well for them. We work together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and I teach simple and effective strategies that the child can use independently.
Some children might benefit from a more hands-on approach, like Play Therapy. If this is the case, I will let you know. You can find out more about play therapy here.
To find my local recommended Play Therapist click here.
Why Choose Talking Therapy for Children?
The children I work with appreciate having an independent adult to talk to. Through our sessions, they are able to identify the reasons why they have these feelings and identify solutions.
What I Can Help With
I can work with your child to help empower them and to take charge of their emotions, instead of being controlled by them in a number of areas:
- Sleeping issues
- Lacking confidence
- Eating issues
- Social engagement
- Sibling issues
- Worries about changing schools
- Changes to the family
- Moving home
- Illness or medical treatment
- Other issues not mentioned here