Psychotherapy for children and families
Seeing my child truly happy
I worry about my child:
- They've told me at his school that he has trouble following the classes he doesn't pay attention and that they always end up telling him off.
- He has relationship problems with friends, he seems to be very alone.
- He doesn´t want to go to school andI worry he's being bullied.
- He's changed since his younger brother was born.
- He's not the same since the divorce.
- He has regular temper tantrums.
- Sometimes he puts himself into danger unnecessarily.
- I don't know if I'm doing things properly, I often feel I can't calm him down and control him.
- He's sick most of the time.
- He says he's afraid and has frequent nightmares and / or difficulty sleeping.
These are common concerns for parents. Like adults, children also go through difficult moments in life for which they're not prepared and they don't always know how best to cope.
The arrival of a sibling, a move, a change of school, divorce, the death of a close relative that affects the whole family, school maladjustment are some of the common situations our children go through. They can seriously affect them (depending on their personality and their track record).
Can I do something to change this?
When we see that our child is suffering it's wise to seek counseling in order to help them develop their own resources and strengthen their capacities. This will not only allow them to overcome the situation but boost their confidence and make them emotionally stronger.
During therapy with children I use games as a tool. This channel allows the child to represent their inner world, and for me to understand and share the feelings that are causing them to suffer. Family and school also play an important role. I usually include them in the therapeutic context, because with this new emotional angle, the relationship improves and strengthens the child's abilities.
For a comprehensive treatment of childhood problems I work with child psychiatrists, speech therapists and a space encouraging natural upbringing called mima’m.
Currently, I collaborate with bilingual schools who take of English-speaking children.
The recommendation of a friend of ours inspired great confidence, and we decided to get in touch with Esther. ..
Despite the fact that we had to travel around 100km from our home, we were so desperate that we were willing to try anything.
We were absolutely at the end of our tether with our daughter’s behaviour. This wasn’t just a case of teenage angst, it was a whole lot more. We asked ourselves what it was that we had done so badly or if we simply weren’t capable.
We really weren’t sure about Esther despite the fact that we had been told that she was excellent at her job. She was unknown to us, and we were uncertain about how our daughter would take to her. We were extremely impressed by the way that she got our daughter to open up, explain and talk about her difficulties which was something that until that moment in time had been really difficult for us.
We can honestly say that our experience has been an enriching one, one which has been rewarding and of great help. Esther knew how to deal with the problem and find a way to solve it and overcome through our work as a family and hers.
We thank her wholeheartedly for the work she did with us, and we encourage people who might feel identified or that currently have similar circumstances to trust her. Follow the steps she indicates, the advice she gives you and above all, work together.
Thank you very much for everything.