New and old challenges
Children and young people have many challenges to face in this day and age. In a changing world of technology and globalisation, it is not uncommon for children to be worried and anxious about a whole myriad of things happening in the world right now.
Their worries can stem from regular and social media, perhaps about current affairs like climate change or global issues like the Corona Virus Pandemic. They can be worried about family problems, parents separating or divorcing, new or old family dynamics with real or step siblings, or even having to deal with family bereavements. School and academic stress, bullying, being different or coping with their own sexual identities even from a very young age seem to be quite high on my list of children’s problem’s these days. This, unfortunately, means that many children today are experiencing a poor state of mental health.
Here are some common themes themes I see regularly with children:
- Anxiety and stress
- Anger management
- OCD type behaviours
- Low confidence
- Low self -esteem
- Verbal tics
- Physical tics
- Eating disorders
- Emotions around Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Parental divorce and separation
- Bereavement – death of grandparents
How you can help your child
Quite often, parents are beside themselves with worry about their child’s welfare and mental health which of course is understandable. Try and support your child by being calm and understanding and listening to their worries and concerns. It may even be possible that your child may not want to discuss their worries with you so that you do not become upset or concerned about them even more. This is when an external therapist can be very helpful.
With NHS services like CAMHS bursting from the seams with children waiting to see counsellors and practitioners for over 18 months, the need for private practitioners like myself is greater than ever. I can provide techniques and strategies for children that they can use long after they finish their sessions with me in the clinic or school. Please do get in touch with me to see if I can help your child (parents) or work in your school (teachers).
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Common benefits of therapy
- Understand emotions and thought processes
- Gain control over emotions and thoughts
- Quality one to one attention for your child
- Quality support for your child
- Increased security for your child
- Increased mental stability
- Improved confidence & behaviour
- Happier child
What my clients say
I am so thankful to Priti to support my daughter who was suffering mentally for so many years. Now she feels better and wants to live her life in a positive way. Bless you Priti. Really appreciate your help xx