Therapeutic Support

Therapeutic support is available to children and young people of primary and secondary school age who may be dealing with a wide range of difficulties.

What is therapeutic support

The therapeutic sessions we offer are weekly so that children and young people have the chance to feel safe and build a relationship of trust with their counsellor or therapist. Our practitioners are trained specifically to work with children and young people, using a range of approaches.

All our therapy rooms are equipped with resources for sand-try work, clay, paint, puppets and stories, enabling our practitioners to find the approach that works best for each child or young person.

As well as working with children and young people, we also work with their families and staff at school. If relevant, we liaise with other agencies, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and with other Norwood Children’s Services, including Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Specialist Education and Social Work.

Where do sessions take place?

Sessions take place across Redbridge, Barnet and Hackney in our family centres as well as in certain schools.

What are the outcomes?

Our Children and Young People Practitioners, most of whom are trained psychotherapists, can offer short and long-term work.

Outcomes from our therapy sessions may achieve the following for children and young people.

  • Increase their resilience – learn coping mechanisms to have more strategies to deal with difficulties.
  • Develop their confidence in expressing themselves – develop a language for articulating feelings as often children simply do not have the words to describe what’s going on inside.
  • Reduce their anxiety – help each child or young person to identify what works for them for managing strong emotions.
  • Improve their communication and relationship skills – share their feelings to reduce social isolation and enhance their capacity to connect with others.
  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing – develop self-awareness and knowledge of feelings, thoughts and behaviours to understand their own mental health.
  • Provide opportunities to express and explore their feelings – to support them to return to their developmental path.
  • Support them to process trauma – help them to make sense of difficult and overwhelming life experiences.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us on 020 8809 8809 or complete the form and we will reply to your enquiry.