It is useful to begin with an initial session with parent/s/carer to give you an opportunity to outline your concerns of your child/adolescent, and if your child/adolescent would benefit from psychotherapy. If I believe that another professional would suit your child’s needs better, then I would offer that recommendation.
Therapy is most effective when it is scheduled once a week at an agreed day and time.
Please note that I do not work with any private health care providers. Fees must be paid before the session (if an online transfer) or by cash at the end of the session.
Therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between the therapist and the child/adolescent. Privacy is especially important in securing and maintaining that trust. One goal of treatment is to promote a stronger and better relationship between children/adolescents and their parents. However, it is often necessary for children/adolescents to develop a “zone of privacy” whereby they feel free to discuss personal matters with greater freedom. This is particularly true for adolescents who are naturally developing a greater sense of independence and autonomy.
During – You are welcome to sit in your car or leave and return within 50 minutes while your child/adolescent is in a session.
After – It is beneficial to allow your child/adolescent to tell you about the session without feeling pressurised to do so.
As part of my professional accreditation and ethical good practice I have a duty to pass on any concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding.
Fees: To be paid in advance or directly after each session.
I require 48 hours cancellation notice period or charges will still apply.
Emma Cohn MA