Counselling can be an early intervention strategy to prevent deterioration in emotional wellbeing, behaviour and attitude. Counselling young people can also increase a young person’s self-esteem and ability to cope.
Cherish Counselling Practice offers counselling through play therapy to children between the ages of 5-11 in schools. Play therapy helps children to receive emotional support and learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts with a trained counsellor. The counselling sessions in schools offer a unique opportunity for children to work through a wide range of difficulties including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, trauma, neglect, family breakdown, low self-image and discrimination in safe environment. We offer both long and short term counselling to children and also provide a one-to-one counselling service to young people in secondary schools. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.