Counselling gives children and young people a safe, private
place to talk about anything that’s worrying them.
When anxious, their school work, friendships and home life
can be impacted in a different and often negative way. Problems which may seem unimportant
to an adult (teacher/parent) may seem overwhelming to a child. Being able to talk
to someone outside their situation can help them to feel less worried and
burdened and more able to actively enjoy their lives. I listen without judging, helping the child or young person to sort through their troubled thoughts and
The issues may include;
- Coping with change at home or school.
- Dealing with grief and bereavement through death
or other aspects of loss
- Difficulties in relationship with friends or
with family members.
After an initial meeting to see whether counselling is right
for them and we are willing to work together, a number of sessions are
arranged, possibly six. The number depends on the usefulness of the
sessions and is open to review. Sessions are up to 50 minutes
Confidentiality is very important and there is no reporting back to school or parents. It is important to develop trust between
myself and the child, keeping the sessions as private as possible.
I have an enhanced CRB check.