Child & Young Person Counselling

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Child & Young Person Counselling

Conflict in the family can often cause children distress and anxiety. Counselling may help children and young people in dealing with these difficult feelings.  

We offer a child and young person counselling service, through Donna Harris. This can run in advance of, alongside, or following family mediation. It is a short-term and time limited service, up to a maximum of three sessions for children between 7-18 years of age.

 

Counselling for Children & Young People

When emotional difficulties become overwhelming, they can lead to disruptive or withdrawn behaviour, marked changes in academic achievement and low self-esteem.

In providing a confidential safe space for children where difficult feelings can be expressed and explored, counselling enables children to gain a better understanding of themselves and of their situations, helping them develop strategies to manage crises and change. As a result, relationships can improve and behaviour can be managed better.

 

About Donna Harris

Donna has specialised in working with children and families over the past 30 years.

She is a qualified social worker, family therapist and play & drama therapist. As well as working as a Children’s Guardian, Donna has worked as a mediator and Child Counsellor at the SELFMB.

When not at the Bureau, Donna works at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic in London, an NHS Trust specialising in talking therapies.

 

About the service

Availability: Saturday mornings, 9.30 – 12.30, at the Bureau, in Bromley.

Fees: SELFMB is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. We are able to subsidise the cost of counselling for those who cannot afford to pay. There is a scale of fees according to parent’s income.

The full fee for each session is £50. Each session lasts about 45 minutes.

Number of sessions: between 1 – 3

Referrals: please note that consent needs to be given by both parents for child counselling.

 

Find out more, contact us today

If you would like to take up this service to gain emotional support and a space to think about feelings for your child, you can ask your mediator, or contact Stella Hemphill, our office manager.

 

Contact us on 020 8315 7460 for a confidential discussion

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COVID-19 & Appointments – Low cost family mediation

If you are experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 we maybe able to help with the cost of mediation through our National Lottery COVID Fund. Call 020 8315 7460 to discuss. 

 

We are now able to offer a limited number of face-to-face meetings at our Bromley office as well as Zoom appointments for MIAM meetings and mediations. Zoom is a video meeting App which you can download for free onto your phone/laptop or other device. Find out more here.

Mediation by video meeting is a recognised approach, approved by the FMC (Family Mediation Council). We have used Zoom for MIAM meetings for several years and we have now used it successfully to help many clients to reach agreements during the lockdown period.

We have conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment and have introduced a range of measures to protect clients who prefer to visit the office from the risks of COVID 19.

Please call on 020 8315 7460 to find out more or if would like to arrange an appointment.