Additional Support

Therapy Resources

I've collated a number of resources, videos and additional reading you may find helpful and supportive.

Video Links

The power and purpose of the teenage brain. Dan Siegel (2014)

A long watch but well worth it.

Great insight into how the teenage brain works and how to understand your teen’s behaviour.

The Window of Tolerance Animation by Beacon House (Jan 2018)

What prevents children coping with certain experiences and how we can help them increase their tolerance.

Attachment Theory

A basic introduction to attachment theory that impacts all relationships.

Books for Parents

A fabulous book where children have sensory issues or difficulties you don’t understand that may turn out to be rooted in sensory challenges.
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing

A clear explanation of attachment and how to parent in a way that creates safety, security and resilience.
Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

A straight forward explanation of the child’s brain and how to apply this knowledge to your parenting.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Childs Developing Mind

Ways of strengthening your relationship with your child through play and attachment based interaction.
Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child

The perfect book for all new parents, explaining brain development and how to support our child through different developmental stages.
The Science of Parenting

Looking at how trauma gets stuck in the body and how to help children develop body awareness and release difficult experiences.
Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Joy, Confidence and Resilience

Books for Children and Young People

A book to help young people understand the changes in the teenage brain.
Blame My Brain: the Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed

A book for young children who worry a lot and need help to put down some of their worries
The Huge Bag of Worries

A book looking at the reality of grief and loss and how to be present with these big feelings
The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back

Another book on grief and loss, beautifully illustrated.
The Fox and the Star

List of children’s books with therapeutic themes from the Child Mind Institute

Organisations

Winstons Wish support and resources for all types of grief and loss
Winston’s Wish

Mental health support for children and young people
Information for children and young people | Mind, for better mental health

Information for parents on child mental health
Information for parents | Mind, for better mental health

Beacon House for resources on trauma and attachment
Beacon House

Support around eating disorders
Beat eating disorders

Support on issues around transgender
Mermaids UK

“We live our lives in relationships (…) without connection, we are empty. Our interactions thrum with rhythm. From the moment of conception to the end of life, we each engage in a unique dance of connection. The themes and steps are shared by all humanity. They vary only in details and flourishes across culture, race, gender and historical time. But they are inevitably shaped by those around us.”

Bruce Perry, Child Psychiatrist and Author

A therapist provides a valuable relationship to your child, skilled in the language of emotion, which can be lacking in our society, this connection provides emotional learning and self awareness that will not only inform their development but their future adult self also.

Emily Burns, Child Therapist