Children & Teenagers

Hypnotherapy for Children & Teenagers

Fears, phobias, anxiety, bad habits – whatever the problem you don’t have to wait till you are older to suffer from them!

Children may be afraid to sleep alone or in the dark, anxious about school, or relationships with their friends, or simply afraid of wetting the bed again.

Teenagers may experience difficulties dealing with physical changes- raging hormones and erratic moods and emotions.

Many young people experience problems socialising at this stage of life. They can find it difficult conforming or fitting in. They may become shy and withdrawn and feel no one likes them. They may even experience periods of depression.

This is also the time that most of us are inclined to take up smoking in an effort to look cool or more grown up.

Depression is surprisingly common and teenage boys are one of the higher risk groups when it comes to suicide.

You as a parent may be finding it hard to train your child out of wetting the bed, encouraging them to sleep alone, stop biting their nails or something else entirely.

You may be at your wits end because your child is anxious or unhappy, nervous in company, worried about not performing well, feeling low or even depressed.

I have a range of approaches for dealing with childhood, adolescent and teenage problems. I find hypnosis and hypnotherapy especially effective since all children spend a lot of time in a world of imagination. They are used to going into trance states readily and easily, and children will often find the process of hypnosis easier than adults.

If you are concerned about bad habits or worrying behaviours, anxieties, fears, or any other emotional problems your child may be experiencing then please contact me now for a free no obligation chat.


NB. Children and young people can experience any of the issues an adult can.
Please click here see the ISSUES section for a list of other problems.


Some additional childhood and teenage problems

Some statistics relating to the mental health of children and teenagers in the UK:

  • 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that is around three children in every class
  • Between 1 in every 12 and 1 in 15 children and young people deliberately self-harm
  • There has been a big increase in the number of young people being admitted to hospital because of self harm. Over the last ten years this figure has increased by 68%
  • More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time
  • Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression
  • Over 8,000 children aged under 10 years old suffer from severe depression
  • 72% of children in care have behavioural or emotional problems – these are some of the most vulnerable people in our society
  • 95% of imprisoned young offenders have a mental health disorder. Many of them are struggling with more than one disorder
  • The number of young people aged 15-16 with depression nearly doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s
  • The proportion of young people aged 15-16 with a conduct disorder more than doubled between 1974 and 1999.
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