Have your child been diagnosed with conversion disorder? If so, Resolved! Counselling for Children could provide the solution.

I’m sorry if your son or daughter has been diagnosed with this condition. I’ve worked with  good many people who have been affected by this and I do understand how terrible it can be. Children with conversion disorder can be helped. This does not have to last forever.

I’ve used a combination of psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness and even hypnosis in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford, Thame and London in order to help young people to let go of the symptoms of conversion disorder. I also offer counselling and psychotherapy for conversion disorder online, using vsee, whatsapp, zoom. Please get in touch for details.

Some people I’ve seen have turned themselves blind. Others have the inability to use one or more limbs, have had fits of fainting, uncontrollable coughing and more besides. It’s a scary thing to experience and it’s a scary label for anyone to be given. Nobody seems to know about it before it affects them or somebody they love.

If your child suffers from conversion disorder and would like to be free of it then have a read and give me a call. I’ll be glad to help them.

What is conversion disorder?

children counselling conversion disorder‘Conversion disorder’ is that name given to a physical symptom for which no medical cause can be found and where the presence of pre-existing anxieties and stresses can be proposed as the cause.

I often ask those  of my clients who obsessively ruminate over A,B or C: ‘if you weren’t worrying about this, what would you be worrying about instead?”

Sometimes it’s easier to fret and be stressed about a symptom of conversion disorder than it is to face whatever is truly the matter.

Of course, this isn’t a conscious decision. The brain doesn’t need conscious involvement. It can land upon conversion disorder all by itself.

Suppressed anxieties, fears, worries and stresses will find a way out. If they’re not dealt with properly then they will manifest themselves in different forms.

I’ve spoken with a woman who unwittingly convinced herself to go deaf in one ear because she was sick and tired of a relative endlessly moaning over the telephone.

Some of my former clients became blind. It gave them something to focus on instead of the things which truly bothered them. Others have lost the use of their legs, fainted for no medically known reason or developed symptoms of whooping cough when the lungs were clear of all infection. Conversion disorder can take very many forms. 

It’s truly amazing how powerful the mind can be when the threat is perceived as being suitably significant. However, if your child’s min has created this problem then it can also resolve it. That’ where I come in and I will be more than happy to help.

What can counselling or psychotherapy do to help?


Conversion disorder is such a scary problem because it may be the first time that a healthy youngster has failed to be able to exert control over their own body

We all know that we cant consciously control digestion, the exchange of gases within the lungs or the growth of a fingernail.

However, we all become so used to being able to will a limb into action that it becomes a terrifying thing when one day it appears that we can’t.

However, if the mind can create a problem it can also reverse the same problem.

If conversion disorder is a product of anxiety and stress, a suppressed anxiety and stress, then counselling and psychotherapy can help to process the suppressed feelings. When the original anxieties, fears and stressors are resolved there is no longer any need to hold onto the symptoms of conversion disorder. They no longer serve any purpose. 

I use a combination of play therapy, other child-centred approaches, counselling, psychotherapy, mindfulness and even some hypnosis in order to help my young clients to overcome their conversion disorders. It has proven to be an effective combination and if you choose I’d be glad to help your child too.

Why come to see me for your child’s Conversion Disorder?

hypnotherapy for childrenBeing UKCP registered means that you can have confidence in the quality of my training. My prior experience with this condition means that I am more able to help than are those who have none.

I am also the only child and adolescent psychotherapist in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, to my knowledge, to also hold a UKCP accredited qualification  in the use of hypnotherapy.

Conversion Disorder is the product of the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can access the unconscious mind in order to release the condition. However, it needs to be hypnotherapy in the hands of a psychotherapist fully trained in working with young people and children.

Children aren’t just mini adults. They have a whole different way of thinking, feeling and being. It takes a fully qualified professional to work with them. I chose to train as a child and adolescent psychotherapist in order to be able to better serve those who contacted me for help with their children.

If, therefore, you live in or around Reading, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford or London and would like your child to have the best possible help, please give me a call on 07786 123736 or email me on paul@resolvedcounsellingforchildren.com

I look forward to hearing from you.