WBS offers bereavement counselling for children and young people who are between 2 – 18. Working with children often requires us to use different techniques and approaches. We have a special counselling room for our children’s service, fully equipped with different seating and materials, including items such as age appropriate toys for younger children and art materials for those slightly older. Our Child counsellors are specially trained in using these materials to help children and young people explore and make sense of their feelings in a manageable way within a safe environment.
Counselling sessions are held in the same way as adults, in that they are one to one with a specialist counsellor and will continue for between 6 and 12 weeks at regularly timed sessions. We are able to see children who are between the ages of 2 to 18 years of age. This can be for those who have lost a parent, sibling, close relation or any significant person in their lives.