Who is our children's service for?
Counselling is available for children aged 4 to 12 years. We offer therapy on issues such as parental separation/divorce, relationships, anxiety, sadness, self-esteem, self-confidence, bullying, school, eating disorders, self-harm, abuse and loss.
We also offer counselling to the parents/carers of children attending the service. We do not offer parenting advice. However, we are able to listen and offer support in a time of need.
What is counselling?
Our children's service offers play therapy and we have a dedicated play room for this purpose. Play therapy is a way of working with children in which they express themselves through play and toys. Play is a natural form of communication and we find that as a child plays in the session the issues that are causing them distress emerge and then can be worked with. Our counsellors facilitate play, which provides children a safe space to learn and feel self confident which in turn limits their problem behaviours and taps into their potential. They also learn to express and communicate feelings in a creative rather than destructive way.
How do I get to see a counsellor?
If you would like to see a counsellor please fill in the form on Contact us
Telephone - 020 8440 9144
Text your name and the service you require to 07922 141 392.
We will then arrange for you to speak to our Clinical Services Manager who will take further details and either place you on our waiting list or book you an appointment. We try to offer a first appointment within four weeks but this depends on your availability as well as sessions available.
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If you have any other questions you would like answered, please visit our Frequently asked questions page.
40a Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 1QH
020 8440 9144