Nurturing Child-Friendly Therapy Sessions
◦ Look for a therapist who specialises in child therapy and has experience working with children of your child’s age group.
◦ Address any fears or concerns your child may have about therapy. Be honest and reassuring.
◦ Let your child bring a comfort item, like a favourite stuffed animal, if it helps them feel secure.
◦ Allow your child to develop a rapport with the therapist at their own pace. It’s important that they feel safe and comfortable with the therapist.
◦ Model open communication by sharing your own feelings and experiences when appropriate.
◦ Celebrate progress and small victories along the way.
◦ Ensure that your child attends therapy sessions regularly and on time. Consistency helps build trust and routine for the child.
◦ Understand that the therapist may not share everything that happens during the sessions with you, as they need to maintain a sense of privacy and confidentiality for the child.
◦ Work with the therapist to teach your child age-appropriate coping skills and strategies for managing emotions.
Remember that every child is unique, and what works for one child may not work for another.
At Child Therapy Telford I am currently offering FREE 30-40 min consultation. It creates a secure, welcoming environment for the child to connect with me, build trust, and grow comfortable within the therapeutic setting, effectively easing any apprehensions or worries.