Embley House specialises in counselling for the older child and draws upon a crucial understanding of child development. We use a range of age, developmentally and individually appropriate techniques to support adolescents.
In this directive form of counselling, we work together with the adolescent on a specific subject using a range of counselling strategies. Typically these include Directive Therapy or an expressive therapy.
Expressive Therapy is a subtle but very effective form of therapy that fosters children to find their own form of inner growth; it helps to free-up unidentified or repressed emotions and enables children to move into a happier state. Expressive therapy involves creative expression through art, sandplay, music, movement, story writing and other mediums that gift children with emotional release.
"We may have a discussion on a particular subject such as feelings, respecting your body, personal safety or trauma. We may have a therapeutic activity based around art, a game, a mental health book or even just a conversation depending on what is age and developmentally appropriate. Typical subjects may include anxiety, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, positive relationships, kindness, anger, friendships, feelings, the loss of a loved one, trauma or whatever is concerning the child" - Donna
See also Relationship Enhancement® for Adolescents & Parents