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Childhood is a very important time of life, and experiences and behaviours learnt during this time can shape who we become as adults. Children and teenagers can experience a number of stressful situations from life events such as starting school, puberty and exams, through to difficulties dealing with events such as bereavement or separation of their parents. They may often find it difficult to communicate their feeling to a parent or teacher and speaking to an impartial professional can help them to work through the often confusing emotions they are learning to deal with.
Counselling and psychological support are available at The Eaves for any children or young person over four years who is experiencing a problem. Talking to one of our professional qualified therapists can help them to work through their issues in a safe space and be reassuring for parents.
As with all counselling at The Eaves, sessions with children are strictly confidential in order to build a trusting relationship between the client and the therapist. We understand that as a parent this can be difficult and if there are any concerns for your child’s safety, then you would be informed.
Bullying can occur at any age, however, for children and young adults, it can be particularly difficult as they are still learning how to deal with the world and interact with people.
Bullies use force, threat or coercion to abuse, intimidate and dominate others and it is generally divided into four basic types of abuse; emotional, verbal, physical and cyber. It is generally agreed that bullying is an aggressive behaviour which is characterized by hostile intent, an imbalance of power and repetition over a period of time. The perpetrators can often be a group of peers who seek to outcast an individual, leading the victim to feel isolated and alone.
The rise of cyber-bullying is a relatively recent occurrence brought about by the technical advances and increased accessibility to children of social media and messaging apps. It is unique in that guardians or teachers are unable to monitor the interactions between children as they would in a real-life situation, and bullies themselves may find the anonymity of hiding behind a computer screen leads them to more abusive behaviour.
At The Eaves, we understand that any form of bullying should not be tolerated and our experienced therapists can provide a safe environment for children or young adults to share their experiences and assist in developing coping strategies to lessen the sense of isolation that bullying creates.
Our therapists can also help children who feel the need to bully others to understand why they behave in this way and give them the space they need to work through their issues in a non-judgemental environment.
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