Separation Anxiety

Being apart from what and whom you love and know.

This common condition in children would seem to be the most ‘sensible’ condition to the youngest mind – if they are expected to do something new – away from their parents and the safety and comfort of their home – why would they want to do it?

Who really wants to go to school, to a party, to be on holiday in an unfamiliar setting or even endure a sleep over, if it means being away from the home comforts and the love of one’s mother and father, siblings, grandparents, toys and pets?

Often this emotional attachment can take on such extremes of emotion that they can manifest themselves into illogical fears – fears of being separated from their parents and worrying about their death, having accidents, being kidnapped or being taken seriously ill.

The symptoms can include loss of appetite, nightmares. sleep loss and psychosomatic illnesses such as aches and pains, panic, nausea and vomiting and even absolute defiant belligerence of refusing to leave the house when faced with the prospect of being away from their home.

This can have a devastating effect on the family dynamics and organised events and can compromise children’s social and educational development.

The what if factor takes on a massive significance in the young person’s mind and often precludes them from enjoy the ordinary, every day pleasure of meeting friends and experimenting with new situations.

Simon has been presented with these conditions and symptoms on numerous occasions and can explain how he has helped parent’s and children in the past
to overcome this frustrating and debilitating condition.

Please explain your Child’s symptoms with your GP prior to meeting with Simon.

All under 18 year old must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

For some young Children, a home visit may well be preferable to the formal setting of Harley Street London, so please discuss the various options available