How counselling works

Counselling sessions for children and teenagers (aged 6-17 years) are held in a relaxed, confidential and safe environment. They provide the opportunity to discuss issues freely, and to express feelings with someone who is impartial.

I adapt my approach to the needs of each child or teenager. Play therapy and activities such as drama and drawing can be used to build confidence and open one-to-one communication. It also helps children to communicate when they can’t find the right words, or if they feel uncomfortable talking about some issues.

This encouragement of expressiveness sets my counselling apart from many other practising counsellors, and can help even young children reveal the root of their issues quickly so that we can start to tackle them.

To find out more, contact me for a free, confidential introduction to the counselling young people.


You will be under no pressure to take your enquiry any further.


You can also download a free information sheet.


Philip Boddey Counsellor and Psychotherapist for Children and young people is available in Peterborough, Bourne, Stamford, Oakham and Oundle areas. Philip Boddey’s child counselling and teenage psychotherapy services are also now available in Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, Baldock and the surrounding areas.


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