THINGS I HELP WITH

I offer support when
  • A child is feeling very worried, angry, sad or confused and is struggling to express and manage these uncomfortable feelings in ways that are helpful to themselves and others.  

  • There are troubled parent/child relationships and communication difficulties (e.g. negativity, non-compliance, conflict)

  • A child appears to be displaying emotional and behavioural responses to family stress and challenges, such as:
     

  • Parental divorce and separation

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Physical or mental illness within the family  

    The above may be evidenced through a significant change in a child’s behaviour or presentation e.g. becoming more aggressive, tearful, non-compliant, quiet and withdrawn, anxious and clingy, distracted or lacking in confidence.

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I have worked extensively with children experiencing the many difficulties such as:
  • Anxiety and stress

  • Parental separation and divorce

  • Friendship issues

  • Bullying

  • Family and step family relationships

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Aggression and anger management

  • Academic difficulties/exam pressure

  • Fear of failure/perfectionism

  • School challenges

  • Night terrors and nightmares

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Self harm

  • Transition difficulties

  • Low mood/ depression

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Some examples of the way I help:
  • Giving a child a space to explore and express their feelings of sadness and loss with someone outside the family following a bereavement or feelings related to other life challenges (e.g. illness)

  • Working with parents or carers to explore what their child’s behaviour might be communicating and empowering them to meet the child’s underlying need

  • Helping children to begin to face their fears about changes such as a move, a new school or a new baby in the family

  • Helping worried children develop a new found calm, confidence and capacity for effective stress regulation

  • Building self-esteem and confidence of a child by helping them see their strengths and talking through how to handle situations.

  • Assisting children to build on their strengths and bring creativity, joy and warmth into their relationships. Helping build their confidence and self-esteem, including talking about how to handle difficult situations.

  • Offering support and guidance to parents about protecting their children’s emotional well-being through the process of divorce and separation

  • Supporting parents and carers to help their child express difficult feelings and know how to respond when they do

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