Children & Young People

Magic WheelTry as we might to shield them, our children and young people are not immune from problems and worries.

Children who have experienced considerable change in their lives, are facing current difficulties, or who have survived traumatic events, need to be able to express and understand their feelings. Therapy gives children and young people the opportunity to express and talk through difficult emotions and experiences in a safe environment. Therapy also allows children and young people to learn that asking for and getting help are okay, and to carry these self-care skills into adulthood.

Therapy is helpful for children who:

  • Are dealing with parental conflict, including separation, divorce or domestic violence
  • Are experiencing difficulties with friends, peer groups or school friends
  • Have been shocked or traumatised by physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Are coming to terms with loss such as the illness or death of a loved one
  • Have been in or seen an accident or other serious incident
  • Are unwell, have been or are going to be hospitalised
  • Are under pressure, stressed or anxious about their school work, exams, or their academic performance.

Signs and signals to be aware of

  • Sudden or extreme outbursts of anger or aggressive behaviour
  • Ongoing worry, sadness or fear
  • Difficulty adjusting to family changes
  • Extreme anxiety and related behaviour such as nail-biting or hair-pulling
  • Self-harming
  • Excessive shyness
  • Behaviour that regresses when the child is under pressure
  • Low self-esteem
  • Learning or other school issues
  • Preoccupation with sexual behaviour
  • Sleep, eating or elimination problems
  • Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach pains that have no medical cause.

If you would like more information or for a confidential discussion about your child's current problems, please phone or email.

Margaret Meyer

 

My offer to you is a complete, safe, and supported experience that integrates the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life. I work with a relational Gestalt approach, which is based on the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I have no stake in your decisions or fixed opinions on how you should lead your life. My role is to support you and your emotional and mental processes, remaining open, non-judgmental and genuine at all times.

Website design by Digitalplot.co.uk