The most common therapies we offer to children include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These therapies will be adapted to the developmental age of your child. For Adolescents few adaptations may be needed but for younger children sessions will be focussed around play and drawing. Parental involvement will depend on the age of the child and will be carefully considered on an individual basis. Younger children often have a parent accompany them to a session whereas older children / adolescents often have sessions without parents present.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Children and adolescents may need some help to understand and cope with intense emotional experiences. Anxiety, mood difficulties and trauma can interfere with a child/ young persons development causing difficulties within relationships, education and play. Within CBT I will work with your child to help them understand their personal experiences and own coping styles then develop new strategies and skills that may be more helpful to them. This allows them to move on quickly and minimise the negative impact on other areas of life and functioning. The way this will be done will depend on your child. For young children we may draw, play and craft whereas with older children it may be similar to adult therapy. Regardless of their age, I will work closely with them to achieve their goals.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is specialised psychotherapy used for a variety of difficulties. It can be helpful when a child has witnessed or experienced an adverse event (such as an accident) or when they have developed a phobia or anxiety disorder. This therapy aims to target painful and unpleasant memories and help the mind heal, using light and eye movement.
Our Clinic Locations
The Waterfront, Salts Mill Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 7EZ
Bethel Hall, Morton Lane, East Morton, Keighley BD20 5UE