Sophie Latham Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
Primrose Hill & Islington

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What is Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy?

Sometimes children and young people experience powerful emotions that they struggle to understand. These feelings may be expressed through the behaviour which can be disruptive and could cause distress to them and the people around them. This could have negative impact on their learning and development and general well-being and also negatively influence their relationships with peers and family members.

A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist is a professional who works with Children, Young People and Families . A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist is skilled in understanding what children and young people are communicating through their behaviour, the stories they tell and the play. This is done via listening to them and observing their behaviour and play. A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist can help children and young people make sense of their feelings and put them into words. This usually reduces their need to act out these feelings and engage in disruptive and distressing behaviour.

A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist often works with the whole family and can provide support to parents in understanding and managing their child's difficulties.

Psychotherapy helps by allowing a child or young person and parents to start expressing their worrying thoughts and feelings.

What is the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling ?

The titles psychotherapist and counsellor are often used interchangeably. Both, psychotherapist and counsellor, refer to a professional who specialises in talking therapies. The aim of both, psychotherapists and counsellors, is to provide support with a range of concerns affecting individual's well-being. Sometimes a counsellor works in less depth and within a shorter time-frame than a psychotherapist. I, as a psychotherapist, work both within a short time-frame for less in depth work and a longer term, for a more in-depth approach. This depends on the individual needs of the child, adolescent and family.

I offer psychotherapy and counselling with children, young people and families in Primrose Hill, North London and in Islington, Central London.

I also offer consultation and supervision to the professionals in Primrose Hill, North London and Islington, Central London.

For tailor made psychotherapy and counselling for children, adolescent and families in Primrose Hill, North London and Islington, Central London contact me via the link below.

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About Me

My personal approach is flexible and led by the individual needs of the child, young person or family. I work with children and young people within the age range of 0 - 25. I offer support to all family members.

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Children & Young People

The psychotherapist helps the child or young person to understand some of the feelings and thoughts that feel overwhelming and complicated.

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Parents & Family

When a child or young person is experiencing difficulties this also affects the whole family. Parent work explores different ways of parenting and improves family relationships.

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Supervision & Consultation

I also provide consultation and supervision to the professionals who work closely with children and families.

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I am experienced in working with children and adolescents who present with a range of emotional or behavioural difficulties including some complex neurodevelopmental disorders:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Specific learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Trauma
  • OCD

  • Low mood and depression
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Aggressive behavior and acting out
  • Temper tantrums
  • Relationship difficulties with peers and family
  • General emotional and behaviour difficulties

I hope you find the information on my website helpful, but if you have any questions about seeking child, adolescent and parent psychotherapy and counselling in either North London or Central London please do contact me using the link below. There is no obligation to go ahead with therapy with me and I am happy for you to contact me first if you have concerns about your child, or you are an adolescent who is struggling with an issue but are not sure whether a therapist could help.

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