Child centred therapy explained
Typical talking therapies may not be right for children and teenagers who struggle to open up about their feelings. Child-centred therapy allows them the opportunity to explore and understand these feelings. It can enable them to see current difficulties or past traumas in a different way so that they are less likely to turn blame inwards. The empowerment and increased self-esteem that follows can help them to cope with challenges in the real world.
Children of different cultures, genders and abilities can all be helped by bespoke child-centred therapy.
Child-centred therapy can’t change anything that’s happened, but it can promote resilience in children to enable them to see life in a more hopeful light.
Our approach to child – centred therapy
At Pinnacle, our specially trained child therapists use creative activities such as play, sand tray and art therapy to harness your child’s natural ability to learn, communicate and explore their worlds. This can make recovery from difficult life experiences easier by allowing them freedom of expression in a safe and trustworthy environment.
Our therapists will talk to you and discuss the most effective and natural way of working with you and your family. Depending on the age of your child you will be required to attend some sessions without your child for our therapist to have a full understanding of what you are looking for. Your child may join for the intake and final feedback session if your therapist feels this will be beneficial.
Seeking therapy for your child need not be a traumatic experience. We are here to help you find the best solution for your child, in the most relaxed way to suit your family’s needs.
Our therapists are very happy to answer any questions you might have prior, during or after your child’s therapy so please don’t be afraid to share your thoughts or concerns.