I have been a children’s therapist for many years. There is very little I have not heard or discussed with children or their parents. However, there are very few issues I have not dealt with or heard about. There are a limited number of symptoms I have yet to treat. I appreciate that each story I hear, about the issues children face, is all completely new to me. It’s like, I am hearing all their emotions for the first time. All their behaviours and thoughts, though often similar to others, are just so diferrent for each individual child.
Why Children need Help
The legacy of 2020 brought up many issues, worries or concerns for the well being of children and young people. Anxieties over things, which no therapist has had to face in modern times. Children have been exposed to situations and experiences, none of us foresaw. Anxiety levels in children and young people increased. Worries about family and the future escalated.
The disruption to daily and weekly routine created a large hole, difficult to fill. The ‘not knowing’, cauised a great deal of anxiety. Children for the most part, are very resilient and adaptable. However, their resilience and adaptability has been challenged. And continues to be challenged each and every day. This doesn’t mean children cannot cope. Many do, and do that very well. But not all, as even the strongest among them are vulnerable to outside pressures or demands. Things, which are ultimately out of their control.
Counselling can Help Children
Isn’t good to know help and support is available. Help and support now. Not in six months on a waiting list, but right now. The help and support for your child you have been looking for. Support for the mental well being and mental health of children and young people in Bath and surrounding areas.
Childrens mental health has never been tested as it has in recent times. The mental well being of young people has seen a deterioration in recent years. The pandemic which started in 2020, just added to the need for the right help and support. The help children need for their future health and happiness.
A Wealth of Experience Helping Children
I have been offering counselling therapy to children for many years. I help children to fully focus on the things which matter to them. Which are important to them. When I offer therapy to children they are able to explore emotions and issues, without being judged. In a totally unique person centred way. The children I help learn that they will be taken seriously, whatever the issue and whatever they say.
My experience and expertise counselling children and young people, has taught me to be completely open and honest. I believe it is my sincerity and calm approach, which enables me to gain the trust of the children I meet. It has always been my firm belief, that any therapy, requires good rapport and a positive relationship for a successful working partnership.
Hypnotherapy with Children
Can hypnosis and hypnotherapy be used with children and will children respond well to this form of therapy?
The answer to whether or not hypnotherapy can be used to help children is definitely, yes it can! And very successfully help children.
When working with children, offering hypnotherapy, I induce a light state of hypnosis. This is quite natural and very safe for all children. Children experiencing therapy under hypnosis, hypnotherapy, will utilise their imagination. They will to drift off into their own inner world. They may well dream up all kinds of adventures or stories, while under hypnosis.
Children can benefit from Hypnotherapy
While in this inner world, their inner mind, they can start to retrain or relearn, new ways to behave or think. Children are very creative and receptive to positive suggestions. They can comfortably and swiftly come up with solutions to most problems.
Nearly all the children I meet, have no experience of hypnotherapy. I am of very much aware of this and work with them accordingly. I aim to ensure children coming for hypnotherapy, are introduced to the process in a way that they understand and feel happy with.
Issues, Symptoms or Behaviours:
- All kinds of fears
- Nail biting
- Thumb sucking
- Low self esteem
- School phobia
- Bad dreams
- Low self worth
- Anxiety or worry
- Soiling the bed
- Sleeping difficulties
- Fear of being sick
- Coping with being bullied
- Low in confidence
- Exam stress
- Fear of animals or objects
- Social anxiety
Counselling or Hypnotherapy with Children
When counselling children, ordinarily I will work on a one to one basis. There can of course, be exceptions to this. If it is thought more beneficial for the child, that a parent stays in the room while a session takes place, then this can be a way forward. However, if part of the aim is to allow a child to speak freely and openly, it us most likely the parent will not be present.
Children’s therapy utilising hypnosis, is slightly different. When I work with children under hypnosis, such as hypnotherapy, a parent always stay in the room. This is required for all young people under the age of sixteen. Parents can therefore observe the therapy process. They can ensure that the process is relaxed, gentle, safe and positive.
Therapy Sessions with Children
All sessions of children’s hypnotherapy include positive suggestions, for confidence and self-esteem. Again, there can be exceptions for young people sixteen plus. Especially at the begining, when they may prefer the support of a parent to lessen any undue anxiety.
Whether I am counselling children or offering hypnotherapy to children, everything I do is calm, gentle and positive. The therapy process is aimed at helping the child, overcome their present issue or ongoing symptom.
So, it is important for me, that both you and your child can feel comfortable. I want you both to feel confident and at ease with any therapy I offer.
Free Initial Consultation
You can ultimately decide for yourself about Tim Langhorn, his experience, knowledge and skills to help your child with the therapy on offer, when you meet. To begin with, all you need to do, is contact Tim and arrange a time for your free initial consultation, where all your questions can be answered and you can decide together how to take things forward.