Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

DDP can help children who have been hurt and/or neglected within their families in their early years. Children can be traumatised by these experiences and find it difficult to feel safe and secure within their new families. This is sometimes called developmental trauma.

I lead with compassion and kindness to ensure that children feel safe and nurtured. The purpose of DDP is to help the child and caregiver relationship. 

 

What to expect

This method focuses on helping the child’s relationship with their caregiver.

We do this by talking with the child using an affective-reflective (a-r) dialogue. This is a conversation that involves feeling as well as thinking. We explore all aspects of the child’s life; safe and traumatic; present and past.You can find out more about DDP here.