Elaine Freeman

CBT for Children and Young People in Gloucestershire

“When working with children and Young People it is important that the therapeutic relationship is one where the child or young person is comfortable with me and the therapy sessions.”

Children and Young People

 I work with children and young people who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties such as or with:

Anxiety

ADHD

ASD

Anger

Bullying

Bereavement

Bi-Polar

Body Dysmorphic disorder

Depression

Divorce

Eating Disorders

Family issues

Fears such as vomiting

Friendship issues

GAD

Health anxiety

Low self-esteem

Loss

OCD

PTSD

Phobias

Panic

Procrastination

Perfectionism

Relationship issues

Separation anxiety

School issues

Sleep issues

Stress

Thoughts of Self-harm and suicide

Self-harm

Trauma

Approach and Therapies

 

Following our initial consultation, together we will decide what we are going to work on and formulate a treatment plan. We will work using one or more of the approaches below:

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is an evidence based approach and is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) to treat Anxiety Disorders which encompass OCD, Phobias, Separation Anxiety, GAD, Panic, PTSD, Health Anxiety and Social Anxiety and Depression.

Counselling can be helpful in exploring you, and your life and what might be getting in the way of it being more enjoyable and pleasurable.

Psychotherapy is where we explore one’s early years and this allow us to be able to recognise patterns of behaviours and emotional reactions we have learned but which may no longer be useful to you today.

In my experience, I have found that it is often a blend of all three of these approaches and therapies that allows the therapeutic process to be most effective and ultimately enable change to occur.

Success When Working With Children and Young People

When working with children and Young People it is important that the therapeutic relationship is one where the child or young person is comfortable with me and the therapy sessions. I have had many years of experience working with young people and am skilled in achieving engagement, building trust and offering a safe and confidential place for you. This means the children and young people I work with frequently report that they “like coming to see me”.

Normally parents are involved in instigating therapy for their child and often, and where appropriate, can attend sessions once permission has been given by the child or young person.

Many parents have expressed how useful this has been to them as they have also learnt something, and can help their child or young person put new learnings into practice at home.

Appointments

Sessions are 50 minutes.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday.
Where appropriate, I am available to work with you in the community to facilitate behavioural experiments.

Fees from 1st January 2020

Please note fees are for private paying individuals, rates will vary when paying via EAP or insurance companies due to the increased financial & administrative requirements; rates are agreed with each company and will vary. Please call us if you wish to discuss further.

I am happy to discuss specific requests i.e. family work, corporate work.

Contact Elaine Freeman