Young children cannot always verbalise their worries, which may leave them feeling frustrated, angry, and misunderstood. Our one-to-one sessions take place in a playroom, where we incorporate play and creative materials in our work. Play is the natural way in which children share their inner-world; thus, it is through the play that we can help them to express feelings and worries comfortably. When children express and understand their feelings, they can let go of unhelpful behaviour and grow in confidence.
Parents refer their children with concerns such as:
Changes in family circumstances
Conflict and friendship difficulties
Loss and bereavement
Behavioural concerns such as anger, withdrawal, hyperactivity, and overly pleasing behaviours.
We meet regularly with parents to provide feedback and insights, and to think together about the child within a collaborative and supportive environment.