Child & Adolescent
Working therapeutically involves using a variety of approaches to help children and young people, who may be experiencing difficulties with their emotions and behaviour.
We meet with the parent(s) as part of the initial assessment for child & adolescent therapy and then meet the child /young person. This initial meeting allows those involved to explore the reason for attending, and plan how best to proceed. We integrate an in-depth knowledge of child development (biological, psychological, emotional, social, and linguistic), and awareness of the particular dependency and vulnerability of children and young people, into our practice
Different approaches to child & adolescent therapy depend on the child or young person’s developmental stage and needs. When talk therapy isn’t useful, a variety of mediums are offered such as art, collages, drawing, painting, sculpting, acting/role, using sand, play or writing. Sessions can be in many forms including individual with reviews, joint and/or family.