Children are brought to see Kerry for difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, social difficulties, aggression, behavioral problems, sibling rivalry, eating disorders and toilet training. Contrary to popular opinion, children do not tend to grow out of these problems. Without intervention they often develop into lifelong patterns. However, as children are usually flexible, a change in how a problem is understood and behavior is managed can shift things quite quickly.
Kerry usually meets with the parents before she meets the child so that they can speak freely about their concerns and together can build an understanding of what is going on for the child, and why they are each behaving as they are. At subsequent appointments Kerry sees the child with the parent in the room. Where possible she likes to work through the parents. A small improvement in this relationship brings about far reaching change. Sometimes however it is better to work with the child on their own for some or most sessions.