Childhood can be difficult for some children and young people and whilst families and friends are often able to support them through this time, sometimes it is appropriate to access professional help. I have worked as a Counsellor at the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). I have also worked in Educational Settings including Infant, Junior and Secondary Schools, and Colleges of Further Education. Depending on the age of the child, to meet their individual needs I work creatively, through play, art, storytelling and the use of metaphors. It is important to let them explore their social and emotional skills, to reinforce self-esteem and confidence, and celebrate their positive qualities.
Where Counselling Can Help
Hypnotherapy for Children
Hypnotherapy may be appropriate for some children and young people, particularly in cases of fears or abuse, lack of self-confidence, bed wetting and difficulties concentrating. As a fully trained and experienced Hypnotherapist, I would guide your child into a safe and pleasant state of relaxation, similar to when they are just falling asleep or just waking up. They would be able to hear all the sounds around them but feel so peaceful and safe that they just wouldn’t want to pull themselves round into a fully waking state.
I would work upon releasing stress from their mind and tension from their body, helping them remove the reasons for their difficulties which may have become ‘stuck’ in their subconscious mind. I would offer positive ideas, often in the form of story or metaphor. Where appropriate, I would offer reassurance regarding their ability to sleep peacefully, dream pleasantly, and on waking, I would encourage feelings of confidence and competence.
Venue and Prices
I am based in Darfield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 9HQ. You can text or 'phone me on 07882 177932 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
My prices are affordable at £45 per hour so you can access the help you need. On request, for a limited number of clients, I may be able to offer a temporary reduction for up to six sessions.
Length of Therapy
All sessions are Confidential between the young person and myself, provided I am satisfied that they are capable of making informed and valid decisions.