Children (aged 5-12)
Children may experience emotional troubles at any point in their lives; this can be very upsetting and confusing for them, and worrying for their parents/carers and teachers. Difficulties in childhood can often be the result of something happening as part of life; premature birth, early trauma, disability, illness, bereavement, separation and divorce.
It can also be the consequence of how the child or young person manages their own emotional states. They may struggle with coping with everyday life, school, friendships and exams. Some children manage these difficulties with support from their parents but for some children it may not be possible to resolve the difficulties or change their mood or behaviour without extra help.
Our therapists work with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties (see above). We all work with children on the autistic spectrum, children with ADHD and children with specific and global learning disabilities. (Go to ‘our therapists’ page to find a therapist in your area).
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The ACP is a professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK.
The ACP is responsible for training and practice standards for its members and provides information to the public about child psychotherapy.