Therapy for Children & Young People

Therapy for children and young people allows a space for working with emotions, feelings and thoughts that are causing pain, confusion or upset. Whether it is something to do with situations at home or at school or socially with other people, it can often help to have someone to talk with who will not make judgements about you or things that have been done, and to have someone who will listen and hear things from your point of view.

Many children and young people experience some of the following problems:

  • Tensions and arguments at home

  • Conflicts with friends

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Bullying

  • Anger and frustration with yourself

  • Feeling like not fitting in or being liked

  • Problems at school

  • Dark thoughts

  • Self-harm

  • Ideas of suicide

  • Sex

  • Gender issues and body dysphoria

  • Identity

  • Drugs and/or alcohol

These are just some of the things that may be bothering you and you may want to talk with someone about. What I can provide is a safe and confidential space where you can talk about anything that is causing you pain or uneasiness.

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Confidentiality

Conversations in therapy sessions are private between the therapist and the child or young person. What is talked about is not shared with anyone else, so you can feel free to share your deepest thoughts and feelings without worrying about them being reported back to anyone else.

Of course, making sure that you are safe is a major aspect of therapy and if something is said in therapy that indicates you are in danger - from yourself or anyone else, then working together it may be necessary to let other people know so that you can always be protected and stay safe.