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Therapy program for children and teenagers 

Using Islamic based creative arts therapy

Bismillahirahmanirahim

This is a new programme which, insha'Allah will be very effective for making positive change, not only for your child or teen but for your whole family at a fraction of the cost of weekly therapy.

Children and teenagers suffering from low self esteem or other mental health issues often have difficulty expressing themselves. We have developed a program that will support them to recover, to discover a new relationship with themselves and those around them, insha'Allah with the shiff'a of Allah the most Loving and most Compassionate. 

How can group therapy help my child?

Group therapy can give a new and positive experience of themselves in the safe and secure setting of the small group.

We use art and other creative ways to find emotional expression in ways that often words cannot fully describe. 

They can also develop their social and emotional skills by interacting with others in a meaningful way.

There will be time to focus on each child's artwork and opportunities to learn and reflect about themselves and whatever challenges they are facing in a way they are comfortable with. 

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The course is for children and teenagers from 8-16 years old.

Starting 28th January 2023!

What does the programme include?

  • 6 Group therapy sessions that last up to one and a half hours with qualified child counsellors

  • Online parenting course using art therapy techniques

  • Parents online meet up halfway through the program

  • End of program 1:1 discussion with parents and feedback

  • Each child will get a certificate for completing the program 

Where and when?

This is a six week online program which starts on the 28th of January and runs until the 11th March IA.

 

Most of the sessions will be on a Saturday or in the evening during the week. Times are listed in GMT.

Girls aged 8-12                 10:00 Saturdays 

Boys aged 8-12.               12 pm Saturdays 

Girls aged 13-16                6 pm Wednesdays

Boys aged 13-16.              4:30 pm Saturdays

S.E.N. aged 8-12.              Please enquire

S.E.N. aged 13-16.             Please enquire

Parents 

Parents fill out a detailed questionnaire before the therapy begins so that we can gain an understanding of what your child needs and any history you feel we need to know. We then will get back to you with which group your child will fit best and answer any questions you may have.

Parents are also invited to join the online art therapy course for parents or attend the interactive live course.

At the end of the six weeks, we have a final meeting with yourselves to see how things are at home, and provide any feedback we feel would be helpful. We can also discuss how you got on with the parent's course and any questions you may have moving forward.

Group therapy

Your child then takes part in a total of six, hour-long group therapy session with up to 5 other children of similar age and challenges. Group therapy is excellent for children to develop confidence, be empathic to others and know there are others of their age going through the same thing. Group therapy online is surprisingly effective and children and teens also feel more relaxed in their own bedroom.

The groups are divided into appropriate age groups. 

Siblings can join a different group but would not be in the same group.

Six week online course for families or interactive online courses.

Included in the program is an online course to run alongside the work your child is doing. This is a fun and informative course to develop essential techniques such as communication skills, using art therapy techniques at home, playful parenting, Islamic guidance from Ahl Bayt, self-compassion and care, power dynamics in the family and more! This is an essential part of the course. 

You can also join an interactive online parent's course which is an additional cost of £95. (This includes a discount for being on the program).

What issues do you deal with?

We will be assessing what issues are most demanding but they generally will be around issues of confidence, bullying, social media and body image and anxiety. We will find the group most suited for your child.

How do you bring in Islam?

We believe faith is an essential part of the healing process. We have many age related activities that help children or teenagers become more aware of themselves, life events and their emotions. We then help them to find ways to connect with Allah's light within to facilitate their own healing process and to feel better insha'Allah.  

What do I need to do the programme?

-Your child will need complete privacy and access to an iPad or laptop with a strong Wifi connection.

-An A3 art pad and strong colours and art materials.

-A willingness to engage with the whole programme.

-Children will need to keep their videos on during the sessions

How much does it cost?

The full programme costs just £125. This is less than half the cost of one-to-one sessions for your child which would not include everything in this program. We also offer a concession rate of £85. Payments can also be spread out to make it more affordable. 

We help them learn how to turn to Allah for inner strength and support and to connect to their own inner wisdom which Allah gives them.

We also focus on self care and positive self regard - i.e.liking themselves!

Meet The Team

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Yasmin Watson

Yasmin has been working with children for over twenty years. Initially as a Montessori teacher, then a childminder and then as a one to one tutor for children with special needs. Since doing her training as a child counsellor at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, she has worked at Freshstart in Education with some of the most challenging students in the U.K., and then working as a child counsellor at Manor Green school in Maidenhead, a special needs school as well as local primary schools as an Integrative Arts counsellor. 

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Nasrin Khanom

Nasrin is an integrative child and adolescent counsellor, parenting practitioner and trainer. She has trained at Terapia and has been working in North London with children and families for many years in schools and local councils. She is passionate about using creativity – of any medium - to unlock pain, help the healing process and becoming the best you can be inshaAllah

I am interested - what next? 

Register your child

If you would like go ahead, you can register your child/teen. Once we receive your registration form, we will be in touch about the possible options. 

More questions?

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