What is Child and Adolescent Counselling?
Child and adolescent counselling helps children or young people explore any concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries.
Play is a natural medium of communication for children and the use of play and creative techniques facilitates the free expressions of feelings and emotions and helps children build resilience and raise their self-esteem. The relationship with the counsellor is non-directive allowing the child freedom to express him/herself physically, verbally or creatively.
Therapy for teenagers and young people can support individuals with developing their awareness to deal with social situations, relationships both personally and professionally including peer pressure and family, education, sexual health issues. All our therapists have an enhanced DBS (formerly known as CRB).
Our therapists are now offering face-to-face therapy at our centres in Clapham and Tooting and many of our private counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists also offer telephone and online counselling. Our therapists can offer support for a wide range of issues, using a number of approaches to therapy.
How do I get referred?
We accept referrals from any borough in London. You can either self-refer or a GP/other professional can refer you to this counselling service. Our Child and Adolescent Counselling Service supports clients either wanting short or long term therapy.