Of course, we’re not supposed to have favourites but I must admit I absolutely love working with children and young people (CYP).
Why? A couple of reasons, I love their energy and quickness to understand how hypnotherapy works and I also feel very passionately that in today’s times it is all too easy for them to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed be that from exam anxiety, bullying, social media pressures, eating issues or anything else.
When they understand why they feel this way and that it is in their power to re-write the story (we talk about how our brains work from the first session), we are able to work together to make changes to help them feel happier and more in control, cope better and move forward. And just as importantly, I help them identify what works (we are all different of course) in terms of developing coping strategies and tools to manage their mental health going forward, whether that is day to day or knowing when to ask for help.
The mental health picture for CYP is challenging right now:
They’ve had a really tough time during this pandemic so this is not surprising.
Early intervention helps massively, if you’d like to find out more about how I work and how I could help, please get in touch to arrange a chat.
It may be useful to know that I can work alongside other health professionals or as a standalone therapist.
Thank you for visiting! Please note that I am now practicing in Stockbridge, having moved from my previous clinic in Chandlers Ford. Google is still showing the old address, but I hope that this will be corrected very soon.