The first contact will be with the parent or parents of the child/adolescent. This will help me to understand the child or adolescents current difficulties and background. Please contact Sarah at who will make an date and appointment time with yourselves and Emma.

Initially it is helpful to begin with eight sessions. This will allow myself and your child/adolescent to establish the trust needed for an authentic therapist/client relationship.

After session six, we could schedule in a telephone conversation and I will give you an overview of how your child/adolescent has used the sessions, as well as outline any relevant issues or concerns. This would also be a suitable time for you to share your thoughts about the sessions to date.

Therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between the therapist and the child/adolescent. Privacy is especially important in securing and maintaining that trust. One goal of treatment is to promote a stronger and better relationship between children/adolescents and their parents. However, it is often necessary for children/adolescents to develop a “zone of privacy” whereby they feel free to discuss personal matters with greater freedom. This is particularly true for adolescents who are naturally developing a greater sense of independence and autonomy.

During – You are welcome to sit in your car or leave and return within 50 minutes while your child/adolescent is in a session.

After – It is beneficial to allow your child/adolescent to tell you about the session without feeling pressurised to do so.

As part of my professional accreditation and ethical good practice I have a duty to pass on any concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Fees: To be paid in advance or after each session.

I require 24 hours cancellation notice period or charges will still apply.

Emma Cohn

MA Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, PG dip Drama and Movement Therapist