CHILD & ADOLESCENCE THERAPY

I work with children aged of all ages as a specialist child therapist.

My extensive work as a psychotherapist working with children and adolescence has involved complex and difficult cases at times.  I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) and gained a distinction in my M.A specialising in working experientially with children and adolescence. 

Children and teenagers often find it hard to verbally express their feelings.  They may feel they have little or no control over what is happening in their world outside the therapy room, especially if transitions are happening such as a parents divorce, a bereavement, changing school, or simply dealing with difficult feelings such as anger and anxiety. 

 

Through play and experiential therapy they can organize their thoughts and feelings in a more coherent way.  

Rather than saying “tell me how you feel” my motto is “show me how you feel”, encouraging children and teenagers to allow me to enter their inner world with them, creating a safe environment for them to express themselves and heal.

 

 Children's issues I work with include:-

  • Continuing somatic complaints, such as frequent headaches,  stomach pains or stuttering

  • Anxiety at school or with exams. Panic attacks or OCD

  • Taking on too much emotional responsibility, such as regularly trying to appease an anxious or depressed or addicted parent

  • Bullying others or being bullied

  • Unpredictable mood swings, depression or aggression

  • Self harm and suicide attempts, particularly in teenagers

  • Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs)

  • Eating disorders, such as bulimia, anorexia or overeating

  • Problems making and keeping healthy friendships

  • Bereavement or preparation to loose someone close

  • Presenting behavioural issues that are difficult to manage by the parent

 

Only 22 therapists in the UK are highly trained and qualified to use EMDR on children. Tracey is one of these 22 therapists. She supervises many child therapist across the UK and advises UK agencies such as CAMHS, Surrey county council adoption services and various NHS departments. Learn more about EMDR in this video

Accredit Experiental Training Institute

Accredited Sandplay Therapist

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