CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES COUNSELLING
Droitwich, Worcestershire and Tanworth in Arden, Solihull areas
Mirrality Counselling, a service for children and teens in the Droitwich and Tanworth in Arden, Solihull areas
Counselling gives a child or young person the opportunity to talk about how they feel without the fear of judgement. Speaking to a counsellor, away from their home and school life can take some of the pressure away. It is a safe place for them to express their feelings and understand what may have caused them to feel this way.
There are a number of methods that I may use to encourage a child or young person to express their feelings better, such as through play or reading stories and talking about the feelings of a specific character can also help them understand emotion and encourage them to discuss their own feelings
Older children may prefer talking or a mixture of both. This is down to the child and I will discuss the situation together with them to learn what method will be most beneficial. Although different methods may be used for child counselling, the aim of the counselling is to help them cope better with their feelings and to enjoy life again.
A few examples of how counselling can help include; coping with everyday worries and relationship issues with friends, family members and teachers. It can also help with self-harm concerns, grief, depression and anxiety, to name a few.
If something is making your child unhappy, however small you or they feel it is, it’s important, help is available - counselling allows them to talk about what’s on their mind safely and confidentially without fear of judgement.
Common child/young person related issues that can be managed with the support of counselling include:
A child who displays developmental problems or acts out in ways that are beyond what’s considered normal can likely benefit from counselling, especially if there has been a recent trauma or significant event that impacts their lives, like a death or divorce.
Some of the signs that your child is in distress and could need counselling include:
Difficulty adjusting to social situations
Frequent nightmare and sleep difficulties
Sudden drop in grades at school
Persistent worry and anxiety
Withdrawing from activities they normally enjoy
Loss of appetite and dramatic weight loss
Performing obsessive routines like hand washing
Expressing thoughts of suicide
Social isolation and wanting to be alone
Increased physical complaints
Self-harm such as cutting
Give me a call or send me a message to find out how counselling can help your child.
All sessions are confidential between me as Counsellor and your child. Any content of the session is not shared outside the counselling room unless there is a safeguarding or protection concern. Full information will be discussed at the initial session where you as parent will join for part of the session for contracting. Subsequent sessions are with your child only.