Anxiety, Fears & Sleeping

Anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways. Many children experience everyday worries, but for some their fears are more persistent and can be debilitating if left untreated. For example, separation anxiety, sleeping issues, phobias and school refusal are quite common in children and adolescents.

Counselling can help an anxious child to learn practical strategies to manage and control behaviour and thoughts and to regulate their emotions. It also enables the child to feel more in control of their thoughts and emotions and to learn positive thinking strategies. “The twelve good ideas for busting fears” from Dr Janet Hall’s book, Fear-Free Children provides user-friendly strategies for children and parents in managing and overcoming fears and worries and is particularly helpful in assisting children with sleeping difficulties.

Your RHP expert therapists in this area are: Rebecca Gilmour and Alexandra Augustine.