If your child has Tourette’s Syndrome or suffers from a Tic Disorder then Resolved! Counselling for Children may be able to help!

relaxation tourettesTics are involuntary bodily movements or involuntary vocalisations (sounds, words or both) and are the defining features of a tic disorder or tourette’s. They’re often made the butt of jokes and can be very distressing for the person who has to live a life whilst experiencing such compulsions.
People are often confused between tics and tourette’s, for tics are fairly common in children whilst Tourette’s is a relatively rare diagnosis. The difference is actually quite simple. Tourette’s Syndrome is diagnosed when tics have taken place for more than a year and include at least two motor tics (bodily movements) and one vocal tic.
Straightforward tics can be dealt with and left behind. Tourette’s, unfortunately, is a little more hard wired and treatment is aimed at reducing the tics to a more manageable level. Please don;t despair, however. I have worked with both straightforward tics and with Tourette’s syndrome. There is plenty to hope for.
If you live in or around Oxford or Reading and would like some counselling for your child then I am here. I also offer online counselling and psychotherapy for tic disorders and Tourette’s syndrome. I have helped others to be freer of tics than they once thought possible. Your son or daughter could be too.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy for tourettes and tics online, using vsee, whatsapp, zoom. Please get in touch for details.

Tics are a stress response.

tourette's syndrome counsellingSuppressed or poorly processed stress can result in any number of complaints, from eating disorders through OCD to conversion disorder and panic attacks. For some reason your son or daughter has found tics to be a means of dispelling such suppressed stress and anxiety.

People with tics and Tourette’s explain that they can feel the stress rising to a peak and then the tic arrives and causes its catharsis. Being stressed about the tic becomes another contributory factor.

After all, if being stressed brings tics then being anxious about the existence of tics only adds to the building of that very same stress. It’s a vicious circle and one which needs to be beaten.

Resolved! Counselling for Children could teach your son or daughter new ways of managing stress and relating to tics.

These approaches, in addition to the more traditional approaches to child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy, could help them to let go of a tic disorder or minimise the occurrence of Tourette’s related tics.

Reduce stress and anxiety and tics take care of themselves

contact paulI don’t know what is causing your child to be more stressed and anxious than need be the case. In a child or teenager with Tourette’s then perhaps that syndrome is enough by itself. Still, there will always be other problems and learning to process stress and anxiety in a more healthy manner can only prove helpful. Learn to build up a healthier sense of self and stress levels will reduce. Learn to relax around the tics and the problem of tics will diminish.

I work with my tic and Tourette’s clients to improve their sense of self, to increase self-acceptance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Learning to be more self-compassionate, despite tics or Tourette’s will help to relieve stress and to thus reduce the tics.

Using traditional methods of counselling and psychotherapy, appropriately for the age of the child concerned, together with mindfulness and even hypnotherapy, tics can be minimised or even eliminated altogether.

If you live in or around Reading or Oxford and would like some help for your son or daughter then please do get in touch. I am also available for working with tics or Tourette’s online.

You could telephone me on 07786123736 / 01183280284 or 01865600970. You could email me on paul@resolvedcounsellingforchildren.com or contact me using the form at the foot of this page.

However you choose to get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you.