Providing Various Forms of Support for Children in Berkshire

There are many different ways in which children can be supported during hard times. When children are experiencing trauma, or become embroiled in the chaotic separation of their parents, our help cannot be underestimated. At Voice of the Child in Berkshire, we provide a variety of child support and counselling services, covering psychotherapy and child advocacy.

Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Services

Complex Trauma Therapy

Voice of the Child provides dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP), an evidence-based attachment-focused therapy treatment for complex trauma, reactive attachment, and other attachment issues. This is suitable for families, both parent and child, where children have experienced significant trauma, e.g. adoptive and foster families, kinship carers, and other vulnerable families affected by trauma.

Our team will work collaboratively with the parent and children, completing therapeutic interventions that help to:

  • Improve relationships and increase emotional and attachment security.
  • Increase their ability to regulate emotionally and behaviourally.
  • Support parents to work towards self-awareness, improve their ability to recognise blocks of parenting and relationships, and learn how to resolve relationship difficulties.
  • Develop attuned parental co-regulation and increase in attachment, promoting skills and behaviours.
  • Co-create a new, positive narrative between parent/carer and child.

One-to-One Counselling and Psychotherapy

Voice of the Child works with clients on both a short- and long-term basis to explore and identity the roots and triggers of painful memories and experiences as well as how to heal unhelpful patterns that get in the way of a satisfying life and relationships. Our process allows for an empathic, collaborative, supportive, and non-judgmental space where clients feel safe to explore distressing memories, unlock repressed feelings, and be felt, seen, and heard for who they are. While the process of therapy may be painful, we believe that when we find the courage to confront our suffering, hard times present new growth opportunities.

During the sessions, we work towards restoring and rebuilding connection and safety within the self, enabling clients to develop the art of self-acceptance through love and kindness to themselves, then others. We always have faith in our clients and welcome them as who they are.

Whether you are feeling depleted, depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, stuck, fearful, angry, lonely, or confused, or you are going through a life transition or experiencing relationship issues, we can help. Maybe you are utterly fed-up with the emptiness of achievement-based esteem, and the false promises that come with chasing happiness. No matter what is dragging you down, we are here to work alongside you to help you navigate the path of healing.

Our team see each person as worthy and gifted, with an infinite potential for joy, peace, and abundance. We are driven by our hope in every person’s ability to integrate the past into the present to heal from even the most challenging life experiences.

How We Work

To help clients understand their patterns, and how they relate in significant and intimate relationships, we primarily use attachment and neuroscience findings. Other approaches are also integrated, for example:

  • Psychodynamic Theory to Link the Past to Present
  • Emotional-Focused Ideas to Work towards a Present-Moment Awareness
  • A Systemic Framework to Inform Individual Roles and Functions within the Family
  • A Transpersonal/Spiritual Pathway (Suitable for Some Clients)

There are many different people that we can help, including those affected by:

  • Family or Relationship Issues and Breakdowns
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adoption
  • Infertility
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues

Advocacy and Independent Visiting

At Voice of the Child, we support and represent the wishes and feelings of children and young people in care/need. This includes children who are subject to child protection plans, care leavers, and children and young people with disabilities.

Family Assessment Services

By working in partnership with the courts and social services, we are able to provide a range of social works family assessments required to determine outcomes for children and families. This includes:

  • Parental Alienation Assessments
  • Parenting Capacity Assessments
  • Return to Home Interviews
  • Special Guardianship Assessments
  • Connected Persons
  • Adoption Assessments
  • Fostering and Adoption Viability Assessments
  • Foster Carer Therapeutic Support

Room Hire

  • Meeting and Conference Room Hire
  • Family Assessment Room Hire
  • Therapy Room Hire

Other Projects and Causes

  • Non-Resident Parent Therapeutic Support Group
  • Resident Parent Therapeutic Support Group
  • Young People Therapeutic Support Group (Separation)
  • Therapeutic Support Group for Adopted Young People
  • Therapeutic Support Group for Foster Teens

Contact us now, in Berkshire, to receive more information about our child counselling and support.