My specialist counselling for children works because it recognizes that children have different counseling needs to those of adults. I work with the child to understand their specific needs and then tailor a course of counselling most appropriate to their age and background. I use a range of techniques to help them explore their emotions and develop new coping strategies – including story telling, role-playing and play. I work with children to develop self-confidence and a positive attitude to life, recognizing their strengths. Sessions can be one-to-one or with the parents included (family counseling).
“I knew adults got depressed, but never thought an eight year old could. Louise helped both my child and me understand what was going on and through working together helped my child get better”