Child Therapy

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Child therapy is concerned with helping both children and their parents to cope with daily life. A child can benefit from therapy if they suffer from any of the following problems:

  • Problems with learning
  • Lack of control over tics
  • Low mood, difficult feelings or depression
  • Anxiety, fear and worry
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Obsessions or compulsions
  • Poor communication
  • Difficulty in overcoming life-changing events

Parents can also benefit if they have trouble with the following:

  • Helping their child to overcome trauma
  • Managing adolescent behaviour
  • Understanding and supporting their child with ADHD or other autism related issues
  • Comforting their child through divorce or loss
  • Coping with behavioural issues such as toilet training
  • Supporting their child with low self-esteem or anxiety
  • Coping with the stress of parenting

How child therapy works

During the first session of child therapy, the child will be seen with their parents or individually dependent on their age in order to address the issues which are apparent and outline a treatment plan. If the child is very young it may be best for the child to be observed at home or school in order to make a judgement. This is discussed and agreed with parents or guardians beforehand.