Young people are offered space in therapy to think about the struggles they are experiencing and to develop a trusting relationship with their therapist which enables them to share some of these difficulties. My experience includes working with "Looked- After Children", children with complex trauma and university students.
Parents and Carers
When a young person is struggling it may be necessary to get the perspective of those closest to the child. This may be the parents, but can also be those who have guardianship or parental responsibility for the young person. The aim of meeting carers is to think about the young person in the context of their daily environment and their position and role within the 'family'. It is often helpful for the work with parents/carers to continue or recur at intervals throughout the therapy and this may be with another therapist.