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 management
- behaviour issues
- Communication Skills
- Confidence Building
- Emotional Challenges
- Exam Stress
- Family Upsets
- Fears and Phobias
- Handling nerves
- Improve Confidence
- Increasing confidence
- Interview preparation
- Learning Challenges
- Learning Strategies
- Low Self Esteem
- relationship building
- Relationship Problems
- Self esteem
- Youth Mentoring
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About Priti Parekh:
I work with young people and their families helping them to face adversity, low emotion, low self-esteem, bereavement, bullying and how to navigate their lives when things don’t look so great.
Using NLP, I offer workshops and programmes for children and young people in groups and one to one therapy. I also work with parents who may need help with parenting issues (and there many issues as I know!) and also teachers on optimising teaching strategies through the use of NLP techniques. The real beauty of NLP is that it works fast and it works well!
I have four children of my own so understand all too well the complexities of parenting, growing up and the benefits of a good education. When adversities do occur in children’s lives, they also become barriers to learning. By working in schools I am helping many children overcome these barriers so that they can go on to make a success of themselves and reach their highest potential.
Having a keen interest in personal growth and self-development for as long as I can remember, NLP had intrigued me more than any other technique. I love the way it can enhance and clarify one’s perspective to enrich and empower people of any age.
My work background is essentially in a small business, while my academic background is in the welfare of children and young people – which is why I decided to have a career change and work towards this cause. I have volunteered and worked for Barnardos for over 5 years now and recently delivered workshops to children in schools based on safeguarding, recognising and preventing abuse. Some of these workshops were also around the prevention of child sexual exploitation – commonly known as grooming.
I believe that children and young people are the gems of our society. They should be given every opportunity to grow and develop into well balanced happy citizens. However, real life does not always reflect this. We all have to face ups and downs throughout the course of our lifetimes.
Stop struggling and give me a call today to book a free consultation to see how quickly we can work things out together.[Read Less]