Does your child have anxiety?

Does your child have anxiety? Finding it hard to get support?

Why not try our new Guided Parent-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (GPD-CBT) service and get the skills you need to support your child.

What’s included?

  • 6 x support sessions (4 x 1 hour either face to face, by phone or web cam and 2 x 15 mins over the phone or via web cam) with an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist trained in GPD-CBT.
  • A copy of the evidence-based book, ‘Helping your Child with Fears and Worries: A self-help guide for parents’ by Prof Cathy Cresswell and Lucy Willetts.

More about the book:

Your support package includes a copy of Helping your Child with Fears and Worries: A self-help guide for parents by Prof Cathy Cresswell and Lucy Willetts.

Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression.

Written by two of the UK’s foremost experts on childhood anxiety, this extremely useful guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child’s worries and to carry out step-by-step practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them, including:

· Addressing specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and ‘worrying’
· Using case studies, worksheets and charts

What is the service?

It is a new evidence based CBT programme designed to support parents struggling to get help with their child’s anxiety.

How does it work?

You, the parent/carer- are guided by an Anxiety UK Approved therapist through techniques and exercises detailed in the book: Helping your Child with Fears and Worries: A self-help guide for parents by Prof Cathy Cresswell and Lucy Willetts.  The Anxiety UK Approved therapist will be either a CBT, counsellor or clinical hypnotherapist.

Is the service for all children?

The service is recommended for children aged between 5-12 years.

Is the service evidence based?

Yes, it has been researched and subjected to randomised controlled trials carried out by the University of Reading under the guidance of Prof Cathy Creswell.

Can anyone access the service?

The service is available to anyone, however it is available at a discounted rate of >35% to Anxiety UK family members, click here for more info.

What does the service cost?

Anxiety UK family members:  An initial payment of £75 plus (£75 thereafter, payable to the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist).

Non Anxiety UK family members: An initial payment of £115 for non-members (£125 thereafter, payable to the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist).