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Therapy and Counselling For Children

Counselling for children offers many of the same benefits as adult counselling. A child may have specific issues they need to work through (trauma, abuse, grief) or they may simply benefit from a safe space in which to receive emotional support.

Therapy can help children learn how to form healthy and emotionally secure relationships, how to express themselves more fully, and how to come to terms with big emotions like anxiety, sadness and fear.

It can also be an opportunity to make sure that children fully understand issues that have affected them, like bereavement and death, or divorce. Children with specific behavioural disorders, or those that are engaged in harmful behaviours like self-harm or criminality, can also benefit from therapy.

Therapists are specially trained to work with children and might use a wide range of techniques including play therapy, expressive therapy and behavioural therapy. The therapist that you choose might additionally want to see you, alone or with your child, and will keep you informed about progress, depending on the confidentiality clause that you all agree on.

Child counselling sessions usually last for 50 minutes, and sessions involving you (or more of your family) might last up to 90 minutes.

***If you are interested in contacting us for information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

What Can Therapy & Counselling For Children Help With?

Some common behaviours or situations that might lead you to seek therapy for your child might include those listed below.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your child’s therapist. This is important in order for both you and them to progress in their therapy.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to therapy & counselling for children.

Therapists & Counsellors Working With Children at HQ Therapy

Below is a selection of our current therapists who are fully trained in counselling for children using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist for a child is an important decision for you and it is important that they work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision regarding counselling for children then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.