Dr Janine King, who has worked extensively with children and young people, explains how parents can encourage a child to come to a therapy session. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
I think a lot of the time when a young person doesn’t want to come, it’s because they don’t know what to expect. So I think just being clear with them that they’re just going to be sitting in a room with a therapist who’s just somebody who’s going to be asking them some questions about how things have been lately. They don’t have to answer anything they don’t want to answer and that there’s no commitment to coming back again if they don’t want to. So it’s just about coming along, having a little bit of a chat and there being no pressure on them really that that’s something that they have to keep doing or anything is going to be done to them. It’s just simply a talk in the first instance.