We offer child friendly, skills based strategies to help parents and children address fears and anxieties that prevent a child’s engagement in important activities or areas of their life. We have a collaborative approach and work closely with parents and children together to harness a fresh approach to feared areas which may include, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder….
Children with a more inhibited temperament, or more careful outlook on life, tend to avoid situations, items, or people that are unfamiliar or feared, and whilst this keeps them safe, and reduces anxiety, it also prevents them from obtaining sufficient experience or practice at overcoming fear.
We teach children how to recognise the relationship between thoughts and feelings and how these influence their behaviours. In an anxious context, children learn to identify the worried thoughts associated with feelings of anxiety and recognise how anxiety is associated with avoidant behaviours.
We provide comprehensive assessments of a child’s cognitive ability, measuring how a child interprets and manipulates, information. Our friendly and encouraging atmosphere, helps children provide an accurate reflection of their current ability. The assessment identifies a child’s strengths and weaknesses, and whether additional learning support or extension is required in a school setting or at home.
Children change in their ability to maintain focus and attention throughout their development, but for some children, the rate at which they develop these processes, can interfere with school, home life, and social opportunities. We assess and review your child’s current capacity to inhibit behaviour, sustain attention, resist distraction, and regulate their activity level in response to different situations.
We offer a range of group programmes to support children and maintain progress following individual treatment. Often being a part of a group that experiences similar emotional difficulties, and challenges can be supportive for children and their parents, who meet families addressing the same challenges.
I know how hard it can be trying to find the right fit for your kids, that’s why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consulation.