How Does Our Therapy Help Children and Young People?
We use a combination of safe and effective therapies with children and teenagers that help them learn how to control their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Our practitioners are specialists in working with children using a form of therapy called NLP. This stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. "Neuro" relates to the brain and "linguistic" refers to language and how it is used inside the mind and out of the mouth! "Programming" describes the patterns and habits created, learnt and followed. Using NLP techniques and strategies, (which we have adapted to be fun, safe and easy for children and teenagers to use) we give young people the skills to think in new ways so that they feel in control [Read More]
We use a combination of safe and effective therapies with children and teenagers that help them learn how to control their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Our practitioners are specialists in working with children using a form of therapy called NLP. This stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. "Neuro" relates to the brain and "linguistic" refers to language and how it is used inside the mind and out of the mouth! "Programming" describes the patterns and habits created, learnt and followed. Using NLP techniques and strategies, (which we have adapted to be fun, safe and easy for children and teenagers to use) we give young people the skills to think in new ways so that they feel in control and learn to understand the world from the perspective of others as well as their own. NLP is a cognitive form of therapy, with some parallels to CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy.) Our work is effective in helping children overcome bad habits, behaviour problems, fears and self esteem problems as well as many other challenges. (See the list below for more suggestions about the types of problems we can help with.)
In addition, our practitioners may have qualifications in other specialist therapies, such as EFT/TFT (tapping techniques), Coaching, Counselling and Hypnotherapy for children.
Hypnosis is perfectly safe for children because it is a relaxed state that they already utilise when learning, watching television or doing something creative. Some children will be able to experience a deep, eyes closed relaxing trance. Young children are usually more suited to an awakened trance. This is induced when playing games, colouring or whilst other activities that our Hypnotherapy4Kids practitioners have been trained to use. Our Hypnotherapists will notice the subtle shifts in your child’s levels of awareness so that they can begin to implant suggestions for change or improvement as soon as they see that an awakened trance is achieved.
The first step in helping your child is to contact a practitioner who is local to you. You can call them on the number above or complete the contact box below if you would like the practitioner to contact you. They will conduct a consultation with you, either over the phone or in person. Once they have understood the challenges your child is facing, they will invite you and your child to meet with them. If you decide to go ahead with some therapy or coaching sessions for your child, the therapist will advise you of the best course of action. Your therapist will give you feedback and advise to help you support your child and you will remain in full control of the number of sessions you book and how often. [Read Less]
- Anger issues
- Building Confidence
- Communication Skills
- Family Upsets
- Low Self Esteem
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- Relationship Problems
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About Helen Cook:
*Is your child often overwhelmed by life and social situations?
* Has your child experienced something which has left them vulnerable and scared, or even angry and frustrated?
* Do you feel your child needs some conversational or practical support rather than clinical support?
As an NLP4KIDS Practitioner, I offer an emotionally warm, safe and secure space for children and young people to explore their emotions, their behaviour and their belief systems. I teach children and young people how to master their overall communication, working with them to identify how their problems are showing up in their lives today. I teach them how to manage those thoughts, feelings and behaviours for themselves whilst encouraging them to find their own voice and their own solutions, keeping them moving forward towards their future goals whilst protecting their relationships and their mental wellbeing.
I use a wide range of practical and conversational interventions, some of which help children and young people to see situations from other people’s perspectives, or help to reframe situations, giving them a more constructive meaning. Others enable them to learn how to moderate their own reactions and behaviours whilst others teach them how to activate positive states when challenged with undesirable circumstances. These interventions and techniques are fast and effective in unlocking resilience and promoting self-empowerment, enabling them to get the very best out of their relationships, their opportunities and their lives in general.
Aside from my qualification in Neuro Linguistic Programming, and being a licensed practitioner for NLP4KIDS, I have a degree in Psychology and Criminology which enables me to understand the sociological complications of the criminal justice system.
I have completed accredited training in supporting people affected by crime, and trained specifically in working with children and families affected by bullying, harassment and traumas, such as domestic abuse. I have completed ofsted-approved paediatric and adult first aid training, have an enhanced DBS check, Safeguarding for Children training and have Data Protection. I am also a member of the ANLP (Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and of the ACAMH (Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health) ensuring I keep up to date with developments in the worlds of NLP and child mental health.[Read Less]