Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
Children, Young People and Families
We have gained lots of experience with working with children and young people with a wide range of issues that is experienced by young people. We use CBT as part of the work with anxiety issues. We are seeing a growing amount of young people with issues around self image and struggles at school. There are many reasons that young people seek help, mental health of children has been very much in the news recently too.
Our work with under 18s is offered on Saturdays and after school, if you look under the meet the team page you will find information on our therapists there, Helen is currently one of the therapists working with teens alongside some of the team who also work within the school settings.
Robyn Holmes-Cannon draws on a range of approaches to address the difficulties a child may be experiencing. Play and creative therapies are used when working with children as play is the language and primary mode of self-expression for children. As a child plays out their experiences in therapy they have the opportunity to process their feelings and wishes associated with their experiences and are able to do this processing within the safety and containment of the therapeutic relationship. Parental involvement is also part of the therapy and may include support in developing healthy attachments, managing behaviour and strengthening the parenting relationship.
EMDR is another approach that can help with difficult life experiences the child has had that have had a lasting negative impact. EMDR can be used to help resolve the impact of many different types of experiences and is also effective in treating anxiety and depressive symptoms in children, youth and adults.
Sometimes the relationship between a child and parent can become strained due to life circumstances, temperament, or personality differences. Theraplay-based therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy are approaches that can help to repair a strained parent-child relationship and in turn the strengthening of the relationship often reduces the child's challenging behaviour.
The first step is to get in touch so that we can talk through your concerns, and together, decide a way forward in helping to resolve your child's difficulties.
We can also run some group therapy and support groups to address many issues including anxiety and other issues. We try hard to give appointments to fit around your schedules. The ages vary from 3 years old to 18`s, play therapy is especially good with some children. We are creative in our ways of working too to suit our clients.
For confidentiality not all our therapists are named on meet the team page to insure safety of the cleints.
Please get in touch if you are on low income and need support with the family dynamics, we have an opportunity to offer low cost therapy through funding from a charity.
Thea and Helen work with families outside of the centre and offer this flexible and supportive service in various confidential settings. Family therapy helps family members to focus on the problem and never the individuals. It enables family members to explore difficult situations, thoughts and emotions and to understand each-others perspective. We support family members to come together by using different strategies and tools to develop improved communication. Especially helpful when families are experiencing change including divorce, new partners, illness and bereavement or breakdown in positive communication. If you would like to find out more please call or email.
We receive referrals from GP`s, Schools, NHS, Children Schools and Families and parents who seek support for their own child. We also work with other agencies. such as the police.
Contact us on 07538175557 and we can discuss in a confidential way what your child or family may need.