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Children's Counselling

Working with children from the age of 6 is very different to working with adults. Their language skills are not as broad and their ability to understand abstract thinking and cause and effect is still in the early stages of understanding. They have 'big feelings' which they may struggle to regulate. As such our work will initially be around 'parent support' as this has a better outcome than working directly with the child as it allows the parent to change the environment and learn skills to help the child on an ongoing basis. However, for older children it can also include individual work but this will be discussed in an initial meeting. Therapeutic play and creative methods which often use metaphorical images to represent experiences and emotions will be used as well as talking. This allows them to tell their story in a non threatening way. Sessions are £45 per hour and tend to be weekly at least to begin with.

       

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