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What can I do to encourage my child to come to therapy?

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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

Video Transcription

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.

Dr Janine King

Dr Janine King

19 June 2022

"Dr Janine King completed her BSc (Hons) at the Open University before going to study for an MA in English Literature and Language at the University of St Andrews. In the early stages of her career Dr King worked in education having completed a PGCE in primary school teaching at Oxford Brooks University. "

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.