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Child and Family Psychologist in Derbyshire
Call us on 07754 439891
email: admin@percuropsychology.co.uk

Family Support & Therapy

When your child is struggling with their mental health or emotional wellbeing, it is sometimes useful to engage in therapeutic support as a family. Psychological therapeutic support for primary school aged children will always include you as a parent as an integral part of the therapeutic process. Involving you closely in your child's therapy journey enables you as a parent to deeply understand the difficulties your child is having and equip you with the knowledge and skills to support your child between sessions. With older children and teens, Dr Ash will speak with you at the end of each session to provide information on ways you can support the therapeutic work your child is completing and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions or share any concerns.

Family support is also helpful when your child has experienced previous relational trauma or when the parent-child relationship is strained, or presenting challenges. Dr Ash uses attachment and trauma informed models of family therapy, including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), an approach developed by Dr Dan Hughes (Clinical Psychologist). DDP involves working with you as parents and then with your child and you as parent(s) together. The aim is to support and develop your attachment relationship and to make sense of and process any past trauma, developing an increasing sense of safeness within the parent-child relationship.

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