Counselling for children during divorce

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    Nexus7
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    Hi,

    I am going through a divorce which was initiated by my wife at the start of 2021. We are now living in separate homes and are doing a weekly swap between homes for our two children. While my younger 9-year old son is adapting to the changes seemingly without too much obvious issues my older 12-year old daughter does sometimes struggle with handling her emotions and separation from her mother. I was wondering if some external counselling/therapy for the children might help her to work through her feelings and emotions might be beneficial. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations for these kinds of services?

    Thanks in Advance

    N7

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    Andrew uk
    Participant

    There will be something you can access through their schools. Alternatively contact your local authority children’s service.

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    Nexus7
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew for the quick reply. I will contact their schools and local authority to see what support they can offer.

    N7

    #59754 Report

    si7160
    Participant

    often secondary schools have pastoral care ,

    reach out to head of year as a starting point

    I would see if Rainbows program is available, it was originally a grief program at schools

    they recognise divorce relationship breakdown as having the same impact as it’s a loss

    both children may benefit

     

     

     

    #59791 Report

    GingerbreadHelen
    Keymaster

    Hi Nexus7, I’m one of the moderators here on the forum. Those are great suggestions from AndrewUK and si7160. Your daughter may also like to look into online counselling on this app, which is available to young people aged 11 plus: Home – Kooth.

    best wishes, Helen

     

    #59796 Report

    Nexus7
    Participant

    Thanks si7160 and Helen!

    I will be reaching out to the schools about Pastoral and the Rainbows program.

    Helen, the Kooth app looks interesting and I will explore further. Did you have direct experience of using the app. It looks like a ‘free’ service?

    Thanks

    N7

    #59801 Report

    GingerbreadHelen
    Keymaster

    Hi, Nexus 7, yes it is a free service but isn’t yet available in all areas. You can check this when you go to register. Best wishes, Helen

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