YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN
Even young children find that the time and space they get from counselling can help to improve their emotional well-being. It can help them to understand the feelings they are experiencing and how to deal with them in a positive way.
Young people may feel more comfortable talking about concerns whereas younger children may prefer to use play materials to express their feelings. Both options are available.
When might counselling help?
The use of therapeutic play enables the child to begin to tap into the process of exploring feelings in a safe and gentle way.
Coping with school:
- Behaviour Issues
Family relationships, health and disability, self-esteem and confidence, separation and bereavement, anxiety and stress
Therapeutic work may involve the use of communication through play:
- Craft work
- Sand Tray
- Board games linked to well being
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
The ultimate aim of communication is to help the children sort out "the muddle in their lives so that things add up and make some sort of sense", preventing and relieving some of their distress (L.McMahon 1992)