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Early Help - Parent Led CBT Helping your child with fears and worries

Parent Led CBT – A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed approach to help your children and young people with their fears and worries. This could be around fears and worries around attending school, sleep or behaviour problems.

Early Help, Bedford Borough Council have trained practitioners that are able to support parents/carers with the delivery of this intervention.

The programme consists of psychoeducation, identification and challenging of anxious thoughts through graded exposure and problem-solving. Parents are asked to complete various between-session tasks, both independently and with their child.

Parents and carers will be asked to commit to 4 face to face sessions and 2 telephone conversations, over the course of 10 weeks. There will be an expectation that parents and carers do some reading prior to sessions and this is based on the book ‘Helping your Child with Fears and Worries’ By Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willets (University of Reading).

To access this intervention as well as any other Early Help support please complete an Early Help Assessment (EHA) which can be accessed in the Documents section of the Local Offer website.  For more information call 0800 023 2057

Who to contact

Contact Name
Early Help
Contact Position
Bedford Borough Council

Where to go

Bedford Borough Council
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP
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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old