“Watching the gradual emotional decline of one’s adolescent child has been one of the most heart-wrenching, confusing and lonely experiences of parenthood. Even with the support of family and friends, and after referral to CAMHS, the problem continued to spiral beyond our control. I can remember the exact moment that things began to turn around, when I saw my son smiling to himself; his face lost its haunted look for a moment. This incident followed his first few sessions of play therapy with Emma. The smiles and humour that had always been such a part of his personality began to resurface, and over the following months therapy has helped him. and I feel confident that therapy has helped him to find the path to a long and slow, but a full recovery. For us this option has definitely been successful.”

Parent of C, aged 15