Counselling for Children

Children may face situations or emotions which are too big for them to handle and need help managing them.

Are you worried about a child who:

  • is being bullied
  • is finding it difficult to concentrate
  • is frightened, cross or upset without knowing why
  • is finding it difficult fitting into a new family
  • is moving to a new home or school
  • has lost or is losing someone special
  • is struggling to deal with parental separation or divorce
  • is ill
  • has suffered abuse
  • doesn’t seem to feel good about him or herself

If children can’t reflect on their feelings, they may act them out in ways that are hurtful to themselves or others, or withdraw into a world of their own . Counselling and psychotherapy can help them find another option – the chance to reflect, explore, work through and learn to express these feelings safely.

I use play, storytelling and art including puppets, paint, sandtray, clay, sound and movement to help children tell their stories.

Counselling for Families

Sometimes the stresses and pressures of everyday life mean communication and relationships in the family break down. Integrative therapy can help  the family find its way back to relating to each other in supportive and healthy ways.

Counselling for Teenagers

As life opens out, young people look towards their peers as a reference point and seek to establish a place and identity for themselves in the world. The transition into adulthood may be straight forward, however, this time of potential excitement and exploration can be accompanied by symptoms of un-ease. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help young people struggling with:

  • Finding their identity
  • Connecting to their sexuality and sexual identity
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Obsessive or compulsive behaviours
  • Depression
  • Bullying, withdrawal, relationships with peers
  • Low self esteem
  • Conflicts at home
  • Managing aggression and anger
  • Being young carers
  • Coming to terms with abuse and neglect
  • Poor performance or attendance at school
  • Exam stress

Find out more about therapeutic work in schools
Find out more about Catherine
Contact me by email or telephone 07742 214720
   Catherine Bishop,  Counselling and Psychotherapy
in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex