Working with children and teenagers
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
Margaret Mead - cultural anthropologist
As part of growing up children and teenagers will experience uncomfortable and sometimes confusing feelings and emotions. And mostly they can cope with them. Unfortunately sometimes the feelings become overwhelming and can start to affect many areas of their life. They may be lacking in confidence, worrying about everything, having temper tantrums or finding it difficult to try new things or even go to school.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps young people to understand how their brain works, why we experience feelings of anxiety, anger and withdrawal. And maybe more importantly strategies to manage these emotions effectively.
I have worked with young people all my working life - I trained as a teacher (specialising in 8 year olds to 12 year olds). I taught English as a Foreign Language in Singapore to young children (from 5 years old), teenagers and business English to international bankers. When I returned to the UK I taught in primary schools until retraining as a hypnotherapist. I now deliver presentations to Primary and Secondary schools and to students at University.
I am passionate about helping people of all ages to enjoy life and get the most out of it. If you are concerned about your child please give me a call and we can discuss the different ways I can help. I am always happy to spend time supporting parents to find the best solution for their child.
My son was struggling with the transition from Reception to Year 1 at school which left him very frustrated and he struggled to control his feelings. He had several sessions with Janet where she went through with him why he was feeling like this, what was triggering it and what he could do to calm down. This was based around stories and creative activities. We were only present at the initial consultation and then Janet took over and had weekly sessions with him. He really enjoyed this one to one time and I think it was key it was someone who wasn't a parent or teacher - he could be honest with her and there was complete trust. Along with other strategies at home and in school I am pleased to say that we haven't had any problems since this period and he is excelling at school.
I went to Janet as I was very nervous about injections and the vaccinations that were coming up at school. After just four sessions I felt much calmer and amazingly on the day of the vaccinations I felt quite relaxed ! Janet was so easy to talk to and I looked forward to seeing her and I'm so glad that I'm over my phobia, thank you Janet x
IE, age 13yrs
I have been doing sessions with Janet for a while and am seeing clear benefits. She is taking me through sports hypnotherapy sessions and both my focus and performance out on the track have improved. In fact I am currently ranked 8th in the UK for my chosen event in my age group. I am also more relaxed in everyday life and it seems problems no longer phase me at all. All in all I believe the treatment is greatly beneficial and I recommend it to anyone with a problem in need of resolving.
J, age 16
We have enjoyed an amazing two weeks. A few days left... have a great holiday in NZ.
Thank you Janet for helping my 14 year old daughter, she had always been so happy and confident until she hit puberty. She started to suffer from anxiety, seemed so depressed with such a lack of energy and could no longer attend school on a daily basis. We had been to the Doctors and school had tried to help but it was continuing and worrying. You were recommended to us and so we came along to see if you could help.
Within a few weeks of seeing you my daughter said how, although she still found certain things stressful, you had provided her with strategies that helped her to cope and to understand that these feelings were quite normal. She said at about session 6 that she could tell that by session 10 she would be well on her way to being back on track, and so far, we saw you in February and apart from one morning (poorly), she has had 100% attendance until we broke up in July, she is so much happier in herself, I am so pleased and glad we came to you when we did. Thank you.
I am delighted to be able to share testimonials with you. As with the learning of all new skills results may vary from person to person. The number of sessions you will need will depend upon the nature of your condition and your own level of commitment and motivation to want to make changes. To read all the testimonials I have received please follow this link. Full page of testimonials.
These are some of the more common areas hypnotherapy can help with:
There are many more conditions that I can help you with - click here for a more extensive list.