Jane Learmonth Counselling

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Guidance for parents

If you are looking for a counsellor for your child or for a young person you love, I hope this will help you to decide what steps to take.

When children are having difficulties they may find it hard to talk to you because you are close to them and care about them. The emotions and feelings are sometimes too much for them and you to deal with and this can be upsetting for them and you. This is where counselling can be helpful as it provides a safe place to talk to someone who will not get upset. It may take a short time, perhaps just 2 or 3 sessions, to make a difference but sometimes it may take longer and I am happy to do short or long-term counselling. This is discussed at the initial meeting.

Confidentiality is very important in the counselling process which depends on trust. Although I will be happy to discuss the needs of your child with you, either together with the child or separately, I would not be able to break the trust by discussing the sessions with you. Your child may ask me to talk to you about certain issues but they may prefer it if everything is kept in confidence.

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