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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Lindsay

Therapeutic Counselling for Children (& Families)

What is Therapeutic Counselling for Children & Families?

It's a therapeutic process designed to help children & families who are having some form of difficulty with their emotions and/or behaviours.

How do I know if my child (my family) is having problems?

If a child's (children/partner's) behaviour or emotional response is too extreme for the situation, they then are probably experiencing emotional dysregulations.

What causes it?

When a child (or adult) feels extreme anxiety or stress for some reason, the 'fight or flight' response triggers.  This is a self protetion mechanism aimed at keeping the person safe.  However, it can result in extreme behavioural or emotional responses in certain situations.

Can it be cured?

By understanding what creates the fear/anxiety, using tools such as P.A.C.E (Playfullness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Behavioural Frameworks, Relaxation & Visualition, your child (children/partner) can learn how to regulate their emotional responses to within 'normal' levels.

How long will it take?

I would generally recommend an initial 3 sessions, each booked between 1 - 2 weeks apart, after which progess can be reviewd and if necessary, further sessions can be agreed.

How long do sessions last?

Approximately 1 hour ( the first session may last a little longer).

How much does a session cost?

Sessions cost £75 for a child (3 sessions pre-booked and pre-paid cost £200).

or £100 for a family (3 sessions pre-booked and pre-paid cost £275).


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