This is the process for self referrals from parents. For referrals via a third party please contact me to discuss your individual needs. Your first initial telephone consultation is free and will determine whether this is the right service for your family.
The process begins with two separate consultations in your own home. The first consultation will be with the parent/carer and will involve taking a detailed history of your concerns and information about your family that may be of relevance.
The second consultation will be with your child/teenager. A variety of resources and techniques are used to help begin to unpick what is buried underneath the challenging behaviours.
For very young children this session will be an observation of the interactions between you and your child.
From this point, the service will be tailor made to meet your individual needs. For some families the initial two sessions are enough. Other families require more input, either at regular intervals or within a more relaxed, less scheduled approach. Most families begin to see significant improvements after 4 – 6 sessions.
I also offer parent only sessions for families who would like more understanding around their childs behaviour. These are suitable if you feel you would like advice without the child based sessions included and will look at strategies and ideas based on your own individual concerns.
The service provided is private and confidential.
The only reason I may have to share confidential information without your permission would be to protect someone from serious harm. I would always try to discuss this with you first.
Terms and Conditions apply. These will be discussed with you at our first consultation or meeting.
How it Works
The way your child is feeling will be at the core of the work that is done and will aim to establish the root cause behind the issue. Many resources are available to help your child understand their behaviour. These are up to date, evidence based resources and primarily use a CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach.
As the unpicking begins and we start to understand how your child is feeling, review sessions with you will look at learning to think differently, make sense of your childs experience and regaining a sense of connection. Alongside this you will begin to ‘tap into’ your childs emotional needs much more easily and learn life long skills that will help you both now and in the future.
The ultimate aim is for you to not only support your child through their current difficulties, but to learn skills that are transferable so you become much more confident and instinctive around your childs emotional health should similar issues arise.