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.
Child Contact Intervention Services
This type of service refers to short-term interventions which are tailored to help parents and children establish safe, positive, and sustainable contact where parents are in conflict, contact needs to be re-established, or a further risk assessment is required. We are able to cover:
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:
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.
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:
There are many different people that we can help, including those affected by:
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.
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: