As counsellors specialised in working with children and young people we draw on a variety of approaches.
Primarily, when counselling children, we use a mainly non-directive appraoch - giving the child space to bring what they want to their session and explore this; however, we may on occasions offer direction or suggestions if the young person feels comfortable and with their agreement.
We have an integrative therapeutic appraoch, because we feel each young person’s story is unique, we use various counselling and therapeutic methods to support them to reach self-reliance, resilience and understanding of their own lives.
We believe that play and creative methods are an instinctive way for children and teenagers to communicate how they are feeling, so when counselling children and young people we support both verbal and non-verbal means of communicating to facilitate expression, such as using the sand tray, puppets, painting, or role-play amongst other methods.
Sometimes we may support a child, teenager or young person to develop an emotional vocabulary to help them express how they are feeling to those around them.
We also try to support them to find ways to express their feelings safely.
Our approach to counselling children is holistic: we find that parental input and commitment is a vital ingredient for long lasting postive change in children and young people’s lives.
We provide regular reviews with parents or carers, to offer a listening ear as well as review the work that is
We work with children and young people with varying issues from learning and sensory conditions, bereavement, abuse, loss, and communication, behavioural and emotional issues.
If at any time we feel we cannot help in some way, we will offer a referral for the young person to see
someone who believe can.
A counselling service based in
West London for children and
young people under 25.