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. This could cause upset to them and the people around them. This often has negative impact on their learning and development. It affects their general well-being and negatively influences 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 and the play. A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist does this by listening to what they say and observing their behaviour and play. A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist can help children and young people make sense of their feelings and express them with words. This could reduce their need to act out the feelings, become distressed and engage in disruptive behaviour.
Psychotherapy helps by allowing children, young people and their parents to express their worrying thoughts and feelings.
A Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist often works with the whole family and provides guidance to parents. They support them in understanding and managing their child's difficulties.
Psychotherapy helps a person not only to understand their feelings but also supports them to develop skills to manage new challenges, both in the present and in the future.
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 Bloomsbury, Central London and Primrose Hill, North London.
I also offer consultation and supervision to the professionals in Bloomsbury, Central London and Primrose Hill, North London.
For psychotherapy and counselling for children, adolescents and families in Bloomsbury, Central London and Primrose Hill, North London contact me via the link below.
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.
Children & Young People
The psychotherapist helps the child or young person to understand some of the feelings and thoughts that feel overwhelming and complicated and are difficult to make a sense of.
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.
Supervision & Consultation
I also provide consultation and supervision to the professionals who work closely with children and families.
I am experienced in working with children and adolescents who present with a range of emotional or behavioural difficulties including some complex neurodevelopmental disorders:
- Down's Syndrome
- Specific learning difficulties and disabilities
- Eating disorders
- Low mood and depression
- Bereavement and loss
- 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 Central London or North 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.