Our team of registered therapists deliver quality-assured, evidence-based programmes, addressing a wide range of emotional and psychological needs.
In One Education's Emotional and Trauma Support service, Counselling has been an important modality throughout.
On occasions, the model of one hour a week for a particular child has helped the young person to articulate their feelings verbally, leading to a release of pent-up feelings, and the beginning of problem-solving.
Counseling has been used both prior to, and after other therapeutic interventions. For instance, a young person with complex needs received counselling sessions and reached a point where a non-verbal medium was appropriate. He then engaged in horticulture therapy which helped him in a different way. His situation improved and he no longer needed the support. A year later when another difficult period started in his life, he requested support from the counsellor again.
In other cases, the counsellor has taken a lead role in helping shift systemic difficulties, by engaging with the child and family, then proactively involving other agencies, both in the voluntary and statutory sectors. This can be a powerful way of effecting change, where all else seems to be failing and the situation for the child could have easily deteriorated. Emotional Trauma Support works with all others involved already, for instance through the CAF or CAMHS.
Roger’s “Three Core Conditions” - p23 Wilson, K. and Ryan, V. (2005) Play Therapy: A Non-directive Approach for Children and Adolescents Chapter 1.