Francesca Raymont MBACP (Accred)

Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor

Children

Is your child struggling with fear, anxiety, stress, or a bereavement? Are you worried that they are not coping with school, friendships and/or family relationships? Then counselling could help them…

I believe that offering children counselling whilst they are young is the key to a healthy and fulfilling life. I have vast experience working with children in a therapeutic setting both in my private practice and also in the bereavement charity that I work for. I have worked with children who are struggling with a range of issues including a bereavement, anger, anxiety, fear and stress. I have seen the positive impact that counselling has on children and how it can transform their young lives.

My work with children involves firstly developing a good relationship with them, where the child feels safe to look at the issues that they are struggling with. From within this safe relationship I gently start to explore their world with them and try to understand life from their perspective, working together to enable them to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.

Counselling can help children by enabling them to gain self-awareness, looking at what is impacting them, exploring the thoughts and feelings that are arising and then supporting them to find new coping strategies and skills that will help them to cope with their current situation and sustain them in the coming years.

Much of my work with children is done through play therapy, I use puppets, games, story telling, drama, drawing and artwork to help children express their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way.

I offer one free initial session, with no obligation, for you to bring your child to meet with me and to talk about the work that we can do together in counselling. This introductory session is offered as I realise the importance of knowing that your child is in safe hands and ensuring that you feel comfortable with the work that will be done within the counselling sessions. If after this initial meeting you would like me to work with your child then I can arrange on-going sessions at a time that will fit in with you and your child.

For more information on my work with children or to arrange an initial session please contact me.



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