Parenting a traumatised child can be a very lonely and scary experience on many levels, but you don’t have to muddle through alone. Whatever your pain point is, we want you to have the answers to all of your questions. We understand that it’s important for you to get the support you need, because if you’re not comfortable – how can your child be?
With this in mind, you’ll also be able to explore how living with a traumatised child affects you and how you can take good care of yourself. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about secondary trauma in relation to you, your family and the rest of your child’s social circle, including school staff.
The parent consultations are also a very effective tool to help you understand the unspoken messages within your child’s behaviour and together we’ll work out the best way to manage it for both of you. You don’t have to be fully immersed in the whole therapeutic journey at Catchpoint, it’s okay if you only want parent support.
Once you start this journey with us, you’ll never be left without someone to talk to, because you deserve nothing less.
At Catchpoint we have a particular way of seeing the world.
We view every child as a very special individual, needing just the right conditions to flourish emotionally and mentally. When it comes to therapy there isn’t a quick fix, but we can promise you this – if you bring your child to us, you’ll be providing them with what they need to progress and work through the deep challenges of trauma.
You’ll be guiding them towards their catch point – a place of positive change and safety. Whether you’re raising a very sensitive soul or an outgoing, robust character, we’ll be right by your side, providing you with our unique brand of therapy.
We take a lot pride in our therapy sessions and how we deliver them, but what makes them extra special is that we communicate with everyone who is consistently in your child’s life. We call this the Circle of Support. That way, everyone will be able to understand your child’s behaviour and needs. Plus, any growth achieved can be maintained, cultivated and even celebrated!
Your child will have a package of support tailored to meet their needs which includes collaborative assessments, school consultations and therapeutic network meetings.
The model of therapy we use is Attachment focused therapy . This focuses on your relationship with your child. It’s all about strengthening the bond by looking at what works, what doesn’t and mapping your child’s route to healing. We’ll work with you in stages and the first stage is to acknowledge and identify the effects of trauma.
You and your child will then move through the other stages at your own pace, with activities that will allow you both to work towards building positive strategies to establish order in your relationship, your lives and ultimately relieve your child of the trauma they have experienced.
You may need to spend longer on some stages than others and you may even find yourselves going back to a particular stage before moving on again. That’s all perfectly natural. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy less structured activities which will help you both to explore your feelings and experiences.