Learn how to facilitate small group sessions in ways that make it safe enough for children and teenagers to want to speak about their troubled feelings. Structured exercises will be taught, all of which are designed to help children to get help, empathy and understanding with what they have often been trying to deal with all on their own. Benefits include positive self-esteem, increased capacity to reflect rather than discharge or defend against feelings and to communicate through words rather than through destructive behaviour.
Trainer: Emma Connor
Emma has a Masters degree in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, which she studied at The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, Emma is also accredited by the UKCP. As well as practicing as a child psychotherapist in Primary schools Emma is also a Director, consultant and trainer for Your Space Therapies Limited.
Emma has worked with children for over sixteen years starting her career in therapy by working for Childline. Emma then went on to specialise in bereavement work by working for CRUSE bereavement care and providing support for children and adults. Emma’s background is mostly in education having worked as a specialist attachment teaching assistant during her psychotherapy training, and she has had extensive experience in working with children who have learning disabilities and emotional difficulties.
Emma has worked in an orphanage in Roysambu, Kenya, where she provided therapeutic group work for children who had experienced trauma. In this role she also advised carers and potential adoptive parents on how to bond and nurture secure attachments with the children and babies at the orphanage.
Emma is also part of the exam panel and a senior lecturer for the Child Psychotherapy Masters and Child Counselling Diploma at The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education.