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Hello, I’m Emily.

I’m a Child Therapist, I have worked creatively with children, young people and families for over fifteen years. I have helped many children through difficult times using play and the arts to communicate emotions, often in a way words cannot. I’m also a trained yoga teacher, have an interest in the neuroscience of emotions and teach mindfulness, visualisations as well as other techniques to help the body cope with anxiety and strong emotions. I have an interest in the therapeutic benefit of nature and animals leading me to work alongside Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust to assist on their therapeutic programme for young people. I look after my own wellbeing with frequent walks on Dartmoor with my dog which ensures I can provide expert child therapy services.


I am now seeing children and parents in person with Covid safety measures in place. Some services can also be provided online or by phone if preferred. For more information please read my COVID Policy here.

My Services

How I can help

Art Therapy - Emily Burns Child Therapist

Child Therapy/Counselling
Creative Therapy using play and the arts to help children with difficult feelings.

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Adolescent therapy/Counselling with Emily Burns Child Therapy

Adolescent therapy/Counselling
Supporting young people to explore identity and life’s challenges to achieve their potential.

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Parent Consultations with Emily Burns Child Therapy

Parent Consultations
Helping you understand your child’s behaviour and how to meet their emotional needs.

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Child Parent Therapy with Emily Burns Child Therapist

Child Parent Therapy
Putting your relationship with your child first to improve communication and enjoyment.

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Parent Support with Emily Burns Child Therapist

Parent Support
Sessions to guide you through challenging times; resources to parent your children as best you can.

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Reports & Letters for schools & agencies 
Sharing expert understanding of your child with other professionals.

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Your Experience

The Journey

The process starts with a phone call to explore your concerns, this is usually followed by a number of assessment sessions where a treatment plan is decided. If I am unable to help I will signpost to other services.

“A child’s journey in therapy is a brave one, they learn to trust, explore, experiment, feel deeply, face fears and step into unknown places where change is possible”

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future”

What I can help with

Issues Supported

  • Abuse
  • Academic worries
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety/worries
  • Autism
  • Behavioural/emotional difficulties with unknown cause
  • Bereavement
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Confidence/Resilience
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Family mental health difficulties
  • Friendship issues
  • Illness and medical conditions
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Loss
  • Neglect
  • Parental illness
  • Self esteem
  • Separation
  • Strengthening child parent relationships
  • Transitions/change
  • Trauma
Reassuring you & your child

A Message to your child

Sometimes we all have difficult feelings we need help with, we can be unhappy or angry or worried or afraid, sometimes we know why and sometimes we don’t.

When you come and see me we work it out together and things usually start to feel better. Sometimes we will play games, draw or talk depending on what you like to do.

We’ll have some fun together and learn what makes us have different feelings, why those feelings are important and what might help things feel easier.

There’s no right or wrong and you won’t have to do anything or talk about anything you don’t want to.

From the blog

What’s New?

Life As a Child Part 3
Life As a Child Part 3

Helping children to talk about their feelings. A lot of the challenges discussed in Part 2 are a symptom of our culture and the way we all live our lives.

Life As a Child Part 2
Life As a Child Part 2

Children were managing high levels of stress or anxiety on a daily basis before covid changed our lives too and they frequently coped pretty well. Here are some daily stressors

Get in touch

If you would like some support, please call 07905207476 or get in touch via our contact form.

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