Apart from Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, as well as specialist assessments, LCP is pleased to be able to offer a range of therapeutic options for our clients. We have teamed up with professionals such as Art Therapists, Physiotherapists, and specialist Yoga teachers to provide further support for children and their families.
Scroll down to read more about the other therapy services we offer.
Physiotherapy aims to improve the motor skills and overall function of a child, and to encourage participation in activities that are important to them. It can help children with various conditions including neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. This includes children who are not meeting their gross motor or developmental milestones. Our treatment aims to motivate children to engage in their rehabilitation and maximise their independence.
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises art as a medium to support expression and communication. Art Therapy can support children, teenagers, and adults in addressing emotional issues which may be confusing or distressing to them.
Art Therapists support their clients by providing a safe and secure environment and helps them develop their self awareness and self-confidence. Art Therapy can be beneficial to those who experience emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions or physical illnesses.
Our Art Therapist, Fiona, is a professional member of the British Association of Art Therapists and is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises play as a medium to help children explore their emotions and support expression and communication of their feelings. Play therapists often use an integrated range of play and creative expression methods, which are usually determined by responding to the child’s wishes. Play Therapy can support children in expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas; recognising and managing their emotions, and developing their peer relationships and self-esteem.
Emotional Literacy sessions help children develop emotional skills through the use of structured creative activities. The programme teaches children invaluable education about the core emotions, how to foster positive mental well-being, resilience and the skills and strategies to understand and manage feelings.
The London Children’s Practice works with a range of experienced Child Counsellors and Psychotherapists who specialise in working with different populations of children and adolescents. Visit our ‘Team’ page to find out more about them: Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Our Psychotherapist, Zara Weinstein-Kadir, also offers Parent Support Sessions. Parent Support Sessions are typically three sessions spread out over a six-week period. During the pandemic, there are many children in need of help that are simply too young to engage in remote therapy. As a parent, this can be very challenging, knowing that your child needs support but being unable to access it.
Often children are displaying symptoms of a family or communication issue. Through Parent Support, Zara will offer you strategies as well as an understanding of a more ‘therapeutic’ or ‘intentional’ parenting style. Children don’t come with manuals and quite often, a few changes in the way you communicate or respond to challenging behaviour can be all that you need to see improvements.
As a psychotherapist, Zara will recommend on-going support for you or your child where necessary.
Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation
High levels of stress and anxiety prevent children from learning. Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation offer clinically proven techniques to reduce the effects of stress. Our objective at LCP is to give children effective tools matched to their individual needs which they can use to calm and regulate themselves. These tools – involving breath, sensory perception, singing and body movements – directly reduce stress hormones and trigger the parasympathetic nervous system. This enables physical healing, promotes sleep and digestion, and can help to prepare the child – physically, mentally and emotionally – for learning.