Child Centered Counselling
What is Child-Centred Counselling?
Through counselling, children can access a safe, confidential space to work through any issues life brings, aiming to help each young person better understand themselves and their experiences.
Through our service, young people are given the opportunity to access support for their emotions and behaviour, helping the way each young person feels about themselves and their relationships to others.
Who can be referred to Counselling?
Support can be offered around a multitude of struggles, including:
- emotional and behaviour difficulties
- low mood and anxiety
- self-esteem and confidence
- building relationships
- grief and loss
- special educational needs
- life changes or transitions
Counselling helps children explore their feelings, express themselves and make sense of their life experiences. Through a combination of play, talk and art children can communicate and explore their world. Feelings can be investigated, accepted and understood through play. It is a safe space to explore at their own pace and through connection with our counsellor, they develop a trusted relationship. Sessions are confidential as far as the child wishes, unless there is a concern for their safety, which will then be shared with school.
Who can I speak to if I am concerned and/or need advice?
Referrals are made by the Head of School and the Inclusion Managers. There are limited spaces and therefore decisions are made based on priorities and needs. If you need advice, please contact our Inclusion Managers.
As well as talking counselling, we can also provide other creative methods including:
- Music and sound
- Drawing and art
Counselling at Julian's is delivered by The London Children’s Practice. Our West Norwood and Streatham Counsellor is Rosie-Anne Galloway.