About Child Therapy
We pride ourselves on being a family friendly, approachable service aiming to help children experiencing difficulties both at home or in educational settings.
Our therapy is a flexible service tailored to each family’s individual needs and take care to work with of applicable to other professionals/agencies working around the child.
Our friendly team is made up of experienced clinicians who offer continuity and are used to working with children who have a variety of different needs, which can be matched to therapist and child.
If your child is struggling, it can be really difficult and worrying as a parent – and it might feel like a big step to decide to reach out to a counsellor or therapist. Parents tell us that when they were in this situation, they worried about whether they had done something wrong, or whether their child’s counsellor or therapist would blame them.
In fact, lots children and young people go to counselling or therapy at some point, and for all sorts of reasons – and a counsellor or therapist should work with you supportively to think about what’s going on and how you can makes things better.
There are many different types of therapy available to you and you will have the choice during a discussion during via a telephone consultation about the approach and counsellor that will be most suited to your needs.
Therapist's who can offer this service
(£50) - Lyndsey Waugh - Director & Psychotherapist
(£50) - Denise Howard - Senior Therapist
(£50) - Tracy Anderson - Senior Therapist
(£45) - Nikki Rose - Qualified Therapist
(£25) - Catherine Hirst - Final Year Trainee Therapist
(£25) - Dawn Crosby - Final Year Trainee Therapist
Check out more about each therapist and our team here
The Next Step and Booking
If this is your first time looking to book with us, you will need to book in a free consultation telephone call, a consultation call consist of a non-evasive phone call and is a good opportunity to get to know you and your circumstances and to help identify the issues that you would like support with and explain a bit more about the service we offer, most professionals will do this before they meet someone, if this is something you wish to go ahead with we can also book in sessions from here.
Did you know you can book online 24 hours a day by clicking below . Or look on our contact page for more ways you can connect with us.
About the Sessions
The sessions can last up to 50 minutes, however this really does depend on the child and when we can hold the sessions up too, then at the end of each session there will be wrap up time to book further sessions. Generally on the first sessions parent or caregiver will be invited in at the beginning to go through what was discussed at consultation stage and to explain the process.
Sessions are usually held weekly, or fortnightly at a mutually agreed time and day, you are not tied to any number of sessions, and there will be regular review sessions throughout your child's time in therapy, this helps to see evaluate on how far along the process they are at or whether they are engaging. We understand however that there may be financial constraints on how long your child are able to come for counselling. If this is the case you & we can discuss whether this is an appropriate option in your consultation.
Confidentiality is especially important to us and your child as well as is the counselling relationship. Everything that is discussed with a counsellor in the counselling session is kept in the strictest confidence.
Your child's Counsellor/Therapist is bound by the Code of Ethics set out by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I will adhere to their guidelines. Notes would be taken in the session. It is of huge importance to put your child at ease during you time in therapy.
More about Counselling
Counselling and Talking Therapies give you a better understanding of yourself; allowing you to share whatever is troubling you within a safe, supportive environment.
Counselling can provides a fresh, professional perspective on the issues you are facing while teaching you relevant coping strategies. You may find it easier to speak to a professional counsellor than a family member or friend, as they are not personally involved in your situation.
Counselling can cover a number of talking therapies, including CBT, psychodynamic therapy and humanistic/person-centred & Integrative therapy. There are also many newer counselling approaches, sometimes known as third-wave therapies. These include dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive analytic therapy and more.
It might seem daunting talking with a complete stranger about personal issues, but we are here to help, within a confidential space and giving an impartial listening ear. We share our techniques (counselling) & deeper exploratory approaches (psychotherapy). Sometimes especially at the start of therapy this might be difficult, painful or unsettling at times, but can really help in the long run. Whilst we don’t have a magic want, it can develop us as people, given us self-acceptance perhaps or improving relationships and forming new patterns of behaviour.
Our therapists are trained in different modalities, with a bare minimum study time of least three years before even practicing, and have a whole range of skills they bring from additional training as well as work experience. They integrate their experience and adapt approaches depending on what you bring, bringing a holistic approach to therapy. We particularly focus on psychoeducation, psychodynamic and well as blending CBT methods to name a few. It really does depend on each person.
We offer counselling for adults, children from the age of 6 upwards, Teens and Couples.
"Talking really helped me to learn how to cope with my emotions without getting so angry by them."