About the Book

The definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems, this book covers all you need to know about: 

  • The goals for counselling children and the child-counsellor relationship
  • Practice frameworks for working effectively with children
  • Play therapy and the use of different media and activities
  • Building self-esteem and social skills through the use of worksheets


This fifth edition has been updated to include:

  • A new chapter on technology; its influence on children and ways that technology can be used during counselling
  • New content on issues of diversity and difference in counselling children 
  • The different contexts in which counselling children occur
  • Discussion of concepts of wellbeing and resilience
  • Updated references and research
  • This highly practical guide is vital reading for counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and teachers working or training to work with children.