Archive for April, 2008

Bullying

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Bullying is frequently in the news, with the Government highlighting the need to stamp it out - but what can you do if you know or suspect that your child is being bullied? Although we often associate bullying activities with school, it is important to recognise that this can also ...

Bereavement and Loss

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Children's reaction to bereavement can vary enormously. Pre-school children find it hard to comprehend that a loved person or pet that has died won’t come back again and tend to see death as only temporary. As a result of this, they may seem to 'get over' the loss very quickly ...

Anger Management

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The problem of children not controlling their anger seems to be on the increase across all age groups and we are receiving more referrals for Counselling and Behaviour Therapy for this problem. But what can parents do to stop an occasional display of temper escalating into a regular event which ...

Therapy Dog Helps Confidence

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Danielle is ten years old and was brought to our Therapy Centre by her mother who was very concerned about her daughter's extremely shy behaviour and lack of self-esteem. Danielle refused to speak to the counsellor, clung to her Mum, avoiding eye contact and when she spoke to her Mum, ...

Daddy’s left us

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Max is eight years old and was referred to us by his Mum after the recent separation of his parents. He has an elder brother and a younger sister who seemed unaffected by the split, but Max was having temper tantrums, was very clingy to Mum and refused to see ...

An End to Self Harming

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Kirsty is fourteen years old and attends a girls’ High School. Her parents were very distressed to receive a telephone call from the School to say that it had been noticed that when Kirsty changed for PE she had what appeared to be self-inflicted cuts on her arm. When Kirsty came ...

I want a friend

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Sadie was 11 years old and was referred to our counsellor in school as she was having difficulties making and keeping friends. The counsellor found Sadie a very articulate, seemingly self-assured child but it soon became obvious that she related much better to adults than to people of her own age. As ...

“I don’t want to go to school”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Eddie was five years old and had been going to a local Primary School for several months. At first he had seemed keen to go, liked his teacher and enjoyed playing with his new friends. However, he had suddenly started to get very upset about Mummy leaving him and began ...