Children & Young People Counselling
than ever our children and young people are subject to many stresses.
Pressure to conform to media stereotypes, pressure to do well at
school, family separation, peer pressure and bullying to name a few
of the issues presented to our kids.
These stresses are difficult enough for an adult to cope with but our children have little experience to draw upon, may feel they have no one they can talk to or believe they are the only ones to feel this way resulting in conditions such as anxiety, depression, anger and behavioural problems. In extreme cases self-harm or even suicide ideation can seem the only way out to a young person.
Wales is the only part of the UK where counselling services are legally required in schools however this service is often oversubscribed and poorly funded leaving an otherwise excellent provision limited to a few sessions per child. CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services) have long waiting times which can be as long as 12 months.
offers the young person a confidential* safe space to explore their
concerns, allowing them to talk free from judgement or pressure to
be. Using the Proactive Approach developed by Geldard & Geldard I
use a combination of Child Centered and Cognitive Behaviour therapies
to arm your child with a toolkit of coping strategies to increase
their resilience and self-esteem. In a relaxed environment I
incorporate activities such as Theraplay, creative strategies, sand
tray and psychoeducational tools into the session.
Contact me on lornakj@tri-unitywellness for further information on Children & Young People counselling.