Some local services provide a counselling service for children and young people to give them time to explore their thoughts and feelings about changes they may be going through.
Counselling helps a child or young person to better understand their situation. It can help them cope with their emotions and enable them to make positive choices. Ultimately, it can help children and young people to feel more safe, secure and happy in the family home. Counsellors bring a wealth of techniques to promote emotional health, including art and play therapy.
Parents of children and young people attending counselling can access our range of family support services – family mediation, relationship counselling, child contact centres and parenting workshops. Supporting the family unit in this holistic way ensures we are not simply working with children and young people in isolation.