Welcome to ResilientKidz psychotherapy for children and young people

 

Life is full of ups and downs. As adults we want our children to have a carefree and happy childhood.  For many children, however, growing up in today's busy and ever changing world can feel anything but carefree.  I have noticed that many more children nowadays feel anxious and stressed.  Perhaps you have noticed this in your child too?  Children can sometimes really struggle to cope with what is troubling them and how they feel.     Often a child's behaviour on the outside gives us important clues that they are overwhelmed and confused by how they are feeling on the inside.   

 

I can help with...

  • Anxiety (generalised, separation, social)

  • Fears + phobias

  • Stress

  • Low mood

  • Grief

  • Low self esteem

  • Low self confidence

  • Self-doubt

  • Fear of failure

  • Negative thinking

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Difficult behaviours

  • Oppositional defiance

  • Control battles

  • Angry outbursts

  • School problems

  • Soiling

  • Bullying

  • Divorce

  • Loss/ bereavement

  • Attachment difficulties

  • Developmental trauma

  • Abuse

I help children and young people (aged 3-18 years old) work through the difficulties they are experiencing, build their emotional resilience and develop the psychological armour that they need to thrive in the world today.  Being emotionally resilient helps children to cope with stress and worries, deal with the trickier moments of life, adapt to change and carry on.  This supports and protects the mental health of children, and helps to prevent mental health difficulties which we now know affect 1 in 10 children in the UK.

ResilientKidz helps children to make sense of their thoughts and feelings, work through their worries, find healthier ways to express themselves and manage the difficulties they are experiencing at home and school.  I help children to gain a sense of calm contentment and confidence so they feel 'just right' within themselves (healthy mind/body balance).  

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Some children keep everything bottled up inside because it's just too difficult to say how they feel.  They may become anxious, unhappy, withdrawn, lonely or low in mood.  Other children  struggle to hold such BIG feelings inside and may explode with anger, meltdown,  be defiant or oppositional as their behaviour becomes more challenging at home or school.... 

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As children develop their emotional resilience we notice that they find the courage and confidence to try new things because they can believe in themselves (positive, optimistic mindset).  They become more creative and flexible in the way they think and overcome problems…. the impossible becomes possible. 

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​ " I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship"

Louisa May Alcott