If you are feeling worried or sad about something then talking to someone can help sort out the muddle. Life can feel bad sometimes for lots of children, not just you. Maybe something has happened that makes you feel bad, perhaps at school or at home. Maybe your parents are worried because of how you are behaving.
Ms Golberg has helped lots of children understand their feelings better. Sometimes she just talks with children's parents, or she may meet you with your parents. She may also see you on your own, after you have met her first with your parents. Mum or Dad can stay close by if you need them to. She will explain more when she meets you, and you can ask any questions you want.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what it is that has made life difficult. Even when you don't know what's wrong, or when you feel that nothing can change, it still helps to talk about feelings. But some people - grown-ups as well as children - find talking about feelings really hard. Ms Golberg can help even if you don't want to talk. She will bring things to play with and paper and felt-pens for you to use. She can help with understanding feelings by thinking with you about your play or your drawings.
When you first meet her she may ask you about your life, but mostly when you meet with her she wants to listen to what you have to say and to see what you are doing when you play or draw with the things she will bring for you to use.
Some children don't live with their parents. They may live with someone else in the family or with foster carers. Ms Golberg can help here too.
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