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Child Counseling

Child Therapy

Counselling and therapy (sometimes called ‘psychotherapy’) are both types of talking therapy that involve talking about – or exploring  your child's thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences, through art, play and CBT techniques. This can help your child to make sense of what’s going on in their life and find ways of coping when things are difficult.

If your child is struggling, it can be really difficult and worrying as a parent – and it might feel like a big step to decide to reach out to a counsellor or therapist. Parents tell us that when they were in this situation, they worried about whether they had done something wrong, or whether their child’s counsellor or therapist would blame them. In fact, lots children and young people go to counselling or therapy at some point, and for all sorts of reasons – and a counsellor or therapist should work with you supportively to think about what’s going on and how you can makes things better.

At Treat Your Mind we do exactly that. Through talking, playing, art and sometimes using our own pets, we help children to feel at ease, gain their trust and explore issues they may be experiencing. This can include bereavement, bullying, past trauma, OCD tendencies and anxiety to name but a few.

There is a waiting area for parents and often it is necessary for the parent to sit in on the session.

Regular updates and techniques to use at home are also discussed.

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