Child & Young Person Counselling & Psychotherapy
at MEADOWS WELLBEING
A Safe Place To Talk
Almost everyone, at some stage of their life, will need someone to talk to about their feelings and emotions.
As part of our complementary and alternative therapy offering, we are extremely proud to be able to offer a specialist Child & Young Person Counselling & Psychotherapy service.
The Meadows Wellbeing philosophy is that we should all try to look after our mental health in the same way as our physical health.
So here at our health centre you will find a safe, supportive, private and relaxing space to talk openly and find strategies to cope and manage any anxiety or distress.
Child Psychotherapy 'PsyKid'
Providing bespoke quality psychological care for children, adolescents and their families
Child therapy is not always easy for parents or carers to discuss. Whether traumatic issues are being battled with, or your young person is simply struggling with the brave and challenging act of being human, PsyKid is here to help. It makes sense that parents and guardians need professional, experienced insight to enable their child to understand their emotions, learn how to overcome the difficulties that they are experiencing, and to focus on positive growth.
Incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology principles and techniques, PsyKid offers a safe, understanding, and empathetic space to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Just like adult clients, child clients receive emotional and goal focused support in their sessions. Establishing a comfortable, trusting relationship with the young person, PsyKid focuses on supporting the young person to understand their thoughts and feelings, and subsequently navigate forward-oriented solutions to resolve their psychological conflicts.
Positive Psychology: The Masterclass
Traditionally in psychology, the focus has been on identifying and treating mental health problems. This is critically important for those facing mental illness however, it provides an incomplete picture of mental health.
Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that shifts the focus from what is clinically wrong, to the promotion of wellbeing and the creation of a satisfying life filled with meaning, pleasure, engagement, positive relationships and accomplishment. Scientific research continues to show that positive psychology increases wellbeing and general enjoyment in life.
This course will teach you the concepts within positive psychology, in addition to including mental activities that you can practice and incorporate into your life to create a cognitive shift towards positive appraisals of yourself, your environment, and your life.
Duration: 2.5 hours including refreshments
meet our Child & Young Person
Counsellors & Psychotherapist
BSc (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP
Child & Young Person Counsellor & Psychotherapist
About Caroline Mendis
Caroline graduated in 2000 from a BACP accredited Integrative Humanistic counselling Diploma. She also completed a further 2 years Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training and went on to train in Mindfulness, both for adults and children and young people.
Caroline is a warm, compassionate and experienced counsellor and therapist, with a caring and flexible approach, who can create a safe and trusting space for you to talk in confidence about issues or problems that might be affecting you.
As Caroline is trained and experienced in a variety of approaches she is able to tailor her approach to your individual needs.
Caroline has over 20 years’ experience of working with a wide range of difficulties with both adults and children and young people. As a registered member of the BACP Caroline is committed to work within their ethical guidelines.
Alongside her private practice Caroline has also worked for over 12 years as a Therapeutic Services Manager for a well-respected charitable organisation (in Sussex) that specialises in offering counselling in schools; hence has a wealth of experience of working with children, adolescents and young people.
About Tallulah Hedges
Graduated with The School of Natural Health Sciences and accredited by the International College of Holistic Medicine, Tallulah is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), psychotherapist, advanced clinical hypnotherapist, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner. With a background in academia, Tallulah also withholds a First Class honours in Applied Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology, distinction. Tallulah has conducted Positive Psychology interventional research and has published research studies within the field of Health Psychology. Tallulah has a wealth of experience with children and young people within institutionalised settings, home settings, and amongst nature as a Forest School Teacher.
Psychotherapy for children will include creative and play techniques, and therapy for teenagers will include adapted CBT and NLP techniques.
Tallulah’s approach to therapy is relaxed, friendly, and positive.
BSc (Hons) MSc DipHB(KGH)
Child & Young Person Psychotherapist
Please enquire via the Meadows Wellbeing reception team to book a
free 30 minute initial chat with our counsellor.
What To Expect
Within the initial telephone chat, conversations regarding what is currently being experienced by the child/young person will be discussed so that the counsellor can understand the issues at hand, form a picture, and then be able to design bespoke counselling sessions which are tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
The amount of sessions that is advisable varies from person to person. Parents and carers can either book session appointments on a block basis or on a weekly basis via reception. One 50 minute session a week is the typical modality.