Therapy for children

Our therapist can work with a number different issues and can offer several different therapeutic approaches to treatment. Some of our therapist have over 15 years of experience working with children in a number of different settings. Hart Psychotherapy can offer children a safe place to talk about what is going on and then help themovercome their issues. All of our therapists are enhanced CRB/DBS checked and vigorously checked out by our vetting team.

Experienced therapists to help

Our therapist all have the appropriate credentials and experiences to be able to work with all age groups, which is in accordance to BABCP ‘Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in CBT’ which states that “therapists should only practise in the areas in which they have appropriate education, training and experience”.

Enhanced CRB/DBS (criminal record checked)

All of our therapists are enhanced CRB/DBS checked and are vigorously checked out by our vetting team. Adolescents who are under 18 year’s olds are still classed as minors therefore the same safeguards would be in place as a child.

Parental Worries and Confidentiality

Parents often worry that their child may disclose private things about the family. At Hart Psychotherapy we operate a strict confidentiality policy and aim to be as discrete as possible. It is very important that your child feels comfortable and free to talk about what maybe troubling them in order to move forward. It is often helpful when parents explain to their child that they have their approval to speak to their therapist about whatever they feel the need to.

Our therapists are not there to judge your child or their family. The only objective is to help your child overcome their problems in a proactive and positive way.

How will I know how my child is doing?

Parents may want to ask about their child’s sessions with their therapist, however we ask parents to respect that the therapeutic relationship between the child and therapist is private and personal. Some children choose to share everything with their parents while others like to keep some things private. We tend to let the child decide how much is disclosed and how much is not. If the child consents we can offer review sessions with parents to keep them up to speed on what we are working on and how things are going.

Consent and Competency

As part of the code of ethics in which therapistadhere to, we may need to break confidentiality in cases where we believe your child may be at risk or another child is at risk. We require informed consent from both the parents and the child to engage in therapy sessions. In addition we assess your child developmentally to determine the right type of treatment for success.

How long will therapy last for?

You may wonder how long will my child be in therapy for. The answer to this may vary depending on the severity and depth of your child’s problems. Once your child has been assessed the therapist will be able to clarify this further for you.

Working together with Parents

Hart Psychotherapy, not only offers direct therapy for your child but also can offer therapy to parents too. Often parents may find their child refuses to engage in therapy which can often make progress slow and cause frustration for parents or guardians. Hart Psychotherapy can work with the parents or guardians in these cases by guiding them in implementing tools and strategies in to their children’s lives. This can often be very effective in maintaining the positive changes made in during therapy due to the parent also receiving therapy.

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