Finding a qualified and experienced child therapist is one of the most complicated and frustrating tasks. Many parents do not have even a single idea from where to start looking for a good therapist for their child. It is not necessary that the therapist you visit for the first time is the right one for your child. Parents visit several child therapists, before finalizing the best one for their child.
Of course, who do not want to make the lives of their children filled of happiness, love, and laughter? Unfortunately, some children face a number of challenges, such as lack of confidence, self-esteem, phobias and divorce and these can contribute to failure in the future. NLP or Neuro-linguistics programming for children, is a helpful treatment by which the psychiatrist understands the feelings and emotions of a child who are facing these types of problems.
Following are some ways that help parents to find the best NLP therapist for their children:
1. Forget the yellow pages:
Yellow pages techniques can be effective to some extent, but not always. It is not necessary that all good NLP therapists must be on the yellow pages, as listing on it costs too much. Friends and family are the best place to start finding a best NLP therapist for children.
2. Ask a professional whom you think you can trust:
People seeking for a good therapist can also consult with their family doctor, pastor, accountant, lawyer, etc., whom they think can be a good help. These are all the people, who on their daily basis have regular interaction with psychotherapist that can provide NLP therapy for children.
3. Use a known therapist as a resource:
Not all therapist use NLP for children. If you have a friend who is therapist, he or she can be a good help for you. You can ask them for a referral of a therapist, who uses NLP therapy for children.
4. Use the internet:
Google search is one of the best ways to find the best NLP therapist for children. There are many NLP therapist, who when have professional license, list themselves on reliable websites. While searching for the therapist, also keep in mind that many good, well-qualified therapists are sometimes not on the web.
5. Schools and universities are resources:
Identify your child basic needs – how they are interacting in school and at home. Contact their teachers and ask them about their behaviour. Every school have their own psychologist that understands your child in a better way.
Above are some ways by which parents can find the best therapist for their children, who use NLP for children in their treatment. Try to gather the names of three or four of the best therapists who use NLP therapy in their treatment. Visit their clinics and meet them personally.
NLP therapy is continuously becoming popular and it helps your child to interact with the world in a better way. Identify your child’s basic needs and requirements and find a good and experienced child psychiatrist who uses NLP therapy in their treatment, as soon as possible.
Gemma Bailey is co-founder of NLP4Kids, an organisation specializing in therapy and self-development for children, teenagers and students.
NLP4Kids is an international organisation which provides one to one therapy and workshops in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Cambridgeshire, London, Kent, Cheshire, Birmingham and Berkshire which are used in schools and in the community to tackle issues such as self esteem, confidence, bullying, exam stress, phobias and eating disorders to name but a few. All of our practitioners are qualified in NLP and hypnotherapy and have completed specialist qualifications in working with children, teenagers and students. Visit www.NLP4Kids.org for more information.