Services for Nurseries and Children's Centres
Child Psychotherapists West Midlands can offer:-
This can be customised to the needs of your particular organisation. The training can address the following topics:
- Understanding and responding to emotional and social difficulties in the early years
- Early intervention strategies for early years workers
- Understanding and responding to difficulties in separation bonding and forming relationships
- Understanding of emotional and psychological development in the baby brain
Ongoing staff development through regular consultation groups responding to difficulties as they arise in the work.
3. Therapeutic Services for families with children under 5
Families can experience difficulties and distress in the early years of a child’s life. These are often associated with developmental changes from babyhood onwards and exacerbated by early trauma. These difficulties may be helped or resolved with the thoughtful understanding that can be provided to families by Child Psychotherapists. This form of consultation may include therapeutic sessions with parents and carers on their own, including Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PIP), or with the young child, or with other family members.
Difficulties might include:-
- Separation and anxiety
- Feeding and eating difficulties
- Toileting difficulties, constipation, enuresis
- Sleeping difficulties, night terrors and night separation
- Language and communication difficulties
- Attachment difficulties
- Difficulties with boundary setting and saying “no”
- Temper tantrums, “terrible twos”
- Other developmental concerns, for example social and emotional development
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.