Like adults, children are affected by what is happening around them: parent’s fighting, separation/divorce, loss of a family member, bullying, addictions, school, stress, self esteem, relationship abuse, cyber bullying, self harm and much more. Children however deal with problems differently to adults. Depending on the age of the child, these behaviours can range from bed-wetting, tantrums, nightmares, hyperactivity, difficulties with their peers, truanting, anti social behaviour, bullying others, withdrawal and a host of other behavioural issues.
As a family counsellor I provide a safe nurturing environment to help children and families to express themselves, relieve their stress and improve their social and emotional well being. I aim to try and get to the root of the problem as well as providing parenting strategies to put in to place to promote healthier relationships within the home and also aim to strengthen relationships with non-resident parents where possible.