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Child mental health

Therapy recommendations?

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CantSleepCountingSheep · 03/11/2022 06:00

My lovely 10Yr old DS is feeling really sad. He has lost his joy. It's heartbreaking. School are really not very helpful.
We are in North London. Has anyone found a wonderful child therapist they would recommend?

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PlateSpinnerJuggler · 03/11/2022 22:51

I'm sorry I don't have someone to recommend but I just want to say you're not alone. My 9 year old daughter is suffering terribly - it's truly heartbreaking- hope you find some help...

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CantSleepCountingSheep · 03/11/2022 23:16

I'm so sorry @PlateSpinnerJuggler it's very hard isn't it. Sending un mumsnetty hugs to you πŸ’

Have you found anything has helped your daughter?

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usernamebore · 04/11/2022 07:01

It is in south London, so might not work for you, but we have found The Soke to be amazing. The problem we found is there has been such a massive spike in demand for child therapy in the last couple of years (things were already bad with kid’s mental health and then Covid just made everything a million times worse) there is just no availability anywhere. Any good child psychologist in London is completely booked out, and sessions outside of school hours even for more mediocre practitioners are like gold dust…

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PlateSpinnerJuggler · 04/11/2022 10:19

Have you asked in school if they have therapists coming in to school. My daughter has just started art therapy in school (partly funded and partly will be covered by us). I can't say if any good or help yet as she's only had two sessions but our school coordinated and πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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TeenDivided · 11/11/2022 07:01

In the pandemic DD (then 15/16) did Equine Assisted therapy for a year. It was counselling in a field of horses relating issues back to the hoses, and was recommended to me by a MNetter. It played into her love of animals, and the space helped her too.

Not many fields in London though I guess.

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CantSleepCountingSheep · 11/11/2022 10:09

PlateSpinnerJuggler · 04/11/2022 10:19

Have you asked in school if they have therapists coming in to school. My daughter has just started art therapy in school (partly funded and partly will be covered by us). I can't say if any good or help yet as she's only had two sessions but our school coordinated and πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

They have not been helpful.

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CantSleepCountingSheep · 11/11/2022 10:10

I've found someone. It's child centred art therapy. Looks great & recommended.
Very expensive.
Crossing all my fingers & toes that it helps! 🀞🀞🀞

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