Counselling for Children,Young People and their Families
Counselling may be able to help children and young people find the emotional resources to manage all kinds of challenges and difficulties. For example
stress at school including exam stress
loss through bereavement or family breakdown
managing the impact of ADHD or Aspergers Syndrome
Sometimes children and young people can't find the words to say they are finding things difficult but may show their distress through behavioural difficulties or changes in their usual mood or activities.
If you are concerned about your child and think counselling may help, contact me for a free telephone consultation.
If we think counselling could help I may suggest seeing your child on his/her own, or seeing you and your child together or working with you as parent or carer in supporting your child. Appointments are offered in the Bedford area.
The most precious gift you can give a child is ... time
Some of what I can offer
For children and young people; counselling using verbal and non verbal methods, Theraplay® based intervention, Story Stem Assessment, assessment of therapeutic need, group work around specific settings and/or specific issues e.g. residential units, developing peer support programmes, managing exam preparation and performance stress etc
For Parents and Carers; consultation around issues of parenting including fostering, counselling for adults
For professionals and organisations; clinical supervision for counsellors and those using counselling skills, supervision/consultation for group work with children, consultative support for staff groups and for individual professionals working with children e.g. in Education, Social Work, Health or the Voluntary sector, training around issues relating to the emotional development and therapeutic needs of children and young people.
Please contact me to discuss your situation. With extensive contacts in this field of work in the Bedford area, if I'm not the best person to help I might be able to point you to good local source of support.