Support for Children and Young People
At Engage Therapy we work from infancy to young adulthood to help with:
- Sleep issues & feeding problems
- Behavioural problems including tantrums
- Shyness, withdrawal and separation anxiety
- Conduct and behaviour problems at home and school
- Neurodevelopmental problems including ADHD and ASD
- School refusal & bullying
- Mood disorders and Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety problems including – generalised anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, PTSD, Tics
- Family/relationship issues (e.g. coping with parental divorce; Sibling rivalry; Pre- and Post- adoption support; Life story work)
- School-based difficulties (e.g. peer relationships, bullying, social media issues, attendance, examination stress/anxiety)
- Adaptation to life events (e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement, chronic illness)
- Assessment and behavioural management of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
When we first meet we will get a detailed understanding of your concerns about your child as well as some background information. This will help us choose the therapy that will best suit your needs.
Therapy with young children is playful using drawings and toys to help express feelings. Parents are present for these sessions to support the young person in the session and at home.
Therapy with adolescents and parents involves talking and learning relevant strategies to solve problems. When meeting with an older child or adolescent we usually meet without the parent who is kept involved and updated at review sessions.
Often the therapy will involve things to try between sessions. This allows people to take control of their own wellbeing and enhances progress more quickly. The length of therapy varies according to needs and the severity of the problem. This will be regularly reviewed with you.
Sometimes further assessment is needed before we begin therapy. There are various types of assessments which may include an observation of your child in their school, nursery, or home as well as input from other professionals and/or the use of psychological testing. You will be consulted about this process before any information is requested or shared with third parties.