Before the session, I’ll get you to ask your child to write down or draw what they are currently feeling and bring it into the first session. During the first session, we have a chat about what concerns you have for your child, the changes that you have noticed, and discuss any instances that have occurred. I also ask your child these questions too.
For children up to the age of 14, I like to have the parent remain in the room during the session. However, I have found that, once the child (teenager) is 15 and up, they are more open in what they tell me, once their parents have left the room.