Child Psychotherapy in London
Child Psychotherapists work with children by building a relationship through talking, play or the use of art materials to help children express themselves and help them to resolve issues concerning them. A space and time is created for them to think about life, to talk about growing up, about what happens at school with friends and about what it is like to be them.
A child psychotherapist can also offer a great deal of support for parents and families at times of struggle. Juliet Lyons is our Associate Child Psychotherapists, she works with children from years 0 to 18.
When can a child psychotherapist be helpful?
If a child is showing signs of distress at home or school or if as a parent/s you are struggling in your relationship with your child. In addition there are a number of particular difficulties which can helpfully be brought to a child psychotherapist including pre and post natal difficulties, birth trauma, aggressive behaviours, ADHD, autism, divorce and separation, adoption, bereavement and loss, eating disorders, separation anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive behaviours.
Psychotherapy for children - What to Expect?
Initially Juliet will meet with the child to assess their type and level of difficulty and needs. Following this she will make recommendations, these might include long or short term psychotherapy, joint consultations with parents, options for parenting advice and support.
Benefits of working with a child psychotherapist
Possible outcomes can include a reduction in psychosomatic or other symptoms, better capacity to partake and learn in school, increased confidence for both children and parents, reduction in conflict and improved relationships.
We have many years of experience, and provide a wide range of Counselling and Psychotherapy services. We also offer many approaches including Integrative Psychotherapy, Art Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy.