Carol Woolley Counselling

Counselling Children

Coming from a background in education I soon became aware of the number of children who struggled with low self-esteem/confidence, performance anxiety, anger and attachment issues. I trained as a Child Counsellor in order to provide a more structured approach to offering emotional support enabling the child to cope more effectively in school.

Counselling children is different to adults as they cannot always verbalise how they are feeling. Sometimes children find it difficult to express their worries, which means that problems can be left unresolved and undetected. I find using play therapy in a safe, secure setting enables children to speak about their feelings through the use of a particular art form helping them to process their feelings facilitating change through play. It is therefore often helpful to seek professional help if it is evident that a child is anxious, withdrawn or unhappy.