Working with Children
All our counsellors and therapists are accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). This means our counsellors are regulated by the two biggest independent organisations that set the standards for counselling and psychotherapy.
They maintain continuous professional development and have regular individual and group supervision.
Children are only referred to those counsellors or therapists who have the right training and experience to work with young people, and all of them have enhanced DBS certificates.
All our staff and health care practitioners have a duty to protect children and young people who receive services from us. This includes the children of adults who use our services. We encourage all clients who have children or young people accessing our services to understand our safeguarding policy.
What will the practitioner tell me about my child's sessions?
It does depend on their age and the type of therapy they are receiving. Therapy will only work when trust is built between the young person and the counsellor or therapist. A handy guide is available to download here
Do I need to have a consultation before receiving therapy?
Not always. We might recommend you see a psychologist if you have specific challenges or unable to fully describe your current situation. Psychologists are trained and experienced to formulate effective treatment plans that may involve more than one type of intervention.