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Counselling therapy for children, young people and families

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At Butterfly Counselling Services, we have many years of experience providing counselling for children / young people, parents, and families.

Each child / young person and family are unique and because of this our therapists integrate various therapeutic models including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, play therapy, dyadic developmental psychotherapy & parenting (DDP), transactional analysis, gestalt therapy, mindfulness.

How can counselling children, young people and families help?

Counselling therapy can help a child or young person to explore their feelings and thoughts and develop strategies to help manage them. Counselling therapy gives children and young people the opportunity to develop healthy thinking and behavioural patterns.

A treatment plan is carefully structured around the needs of each child or young person and their family. As each family is unique, we tailor the counselling accordingly. This may involve working one-to-one with the child or young person or with parents or with the parent(s) and child.

Counselling provides an understanding as to why the child or young person feels and reacts in certain ways. Children and young people will benefit from new approaches to help them navigate feelings and situations they perceive as negative.

Therapy can also provide psychoeducation around emotions, self-regulation, thought process, relaxation techniques, mindfulness and more.

Our Counselling Environment

Butterfly Counselling Services offers an environment that is safe, non-judgmental, and empathic where children, young people and families are encouraged to explore their thoughts and feelings. We provide an essential confidential relationship based on trust and respect.

Our therapists can help you with:

  • All forms of anxiety and the symptoms linked to it, for example, nausea, sickness, avoiding situations, angry outbursts, struggling with focus and concentration, sleep disturbances, nightmares, sense of dread, body pains associated with anxiety
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Emotional awareness
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Traumas/Complex trauma
  • Phobias
  • Attachment issues
  • Transitions – For example, schools, classrooms, teachers, family homes, birth of a sibling
  • Social skills
  • Panic attacks
  • All forms of abuse (Physical/Emotional/Sexual)
  • Depression and symptoms linked to it, for example, feelings of sadness/guilt/hopelessness/helplessness/irritability, low mood, lack of motivation.
  • Grief and loss
  • Schooling – For example, peer differences, stress linked to schoolwork and exams, the effects of bullying
  • Family issues – For example, family breakdowns, parents’ separation or divorce
  • Low self esteem/Low confidence

Each session is 50 minutes.

There are many other issues that we can also help with – Contact Butterfly Counselling Services Ltd for more details.