Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Families
Emma's approach is warm, caring, empathetic and accepting of all.
Emma works with children, young people and their families. She is skilled in understanding what children and young people are trying to communicate by listening carefully to what they say, observing their behaviour and interpreting their play. She supports them to better understand any thoughts and feelings that may seem overwhelming or too complicated for them to make sense of on their own.
If a child or young person is struggling to manage their feelings it can cause great distress. Such distress may affect their overall health and wellbeing as well as their relationships with their family, friends and peers.
Sometimes, these feelings are expressed through disruptive behaviour which can have a negative impact on their development and learning as well as family life and how others see them. Making sense of their experiences and feelings can reduce their emotional distress significantly and lead to positive progression in other aspects of their lives.
Emma expertly tailors her approach to each client and uses a variety of techniques depending upon the developmental needs and age of her clients. She is happy talking through difficulties directly but also highly skilled in using art or play to help a child or young person to communicate and feel at ease.
Drawing her theory and practise from many therapeutic traditions including person centred, attachment based, psychodynamic and CBT teachings (cognitive behaviour therapy), Emma's skillset is broad and allows her to adapt her work to her clients and their difficulties.
Emma has experience working with a broad range of emotional challenges, including
anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, addiction, self-harm, trauma and abuse (amongst many other presenting difficulties). Emma is also skilled in working with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and has expertise in working with neurodiversity and suspected neurodiverse diagnoses - for example she works with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD and with those struggling with their identity.
Emma works with:
Children and Adolescents
(from 4-18 years old)
Adults (18-25 years old)
Emma works in English
ADHD / ADD
Anger management issues
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
To enquire about Emma's availability or to book your first therapy session,
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