EFT is a great way for children to deal with fears, phobias and events. It 'allows' them to voice their negative thoughts and fears in a positive way that enables them to see things in a different light.
EFT is a tool to enable a person to work through issues or events in their own time between sessions.
As a parent myself I understand concerns surrounding children and therapists, I am CRB checked. I always ask parents/carers to stay either in the room with us or just outside depending on the age of the child. (I do ask that siblings do not attend sessions unless there is another adult who can wait with them elsewhere). EFT does not require a therapist to touch a client (although some clients do find it more beneficial - I do not touch a client unless requested to as it is quicker to learn and has more effect if you do-it-yourself). The points that are tapped during EFT are mostly on the hands and face. Children are encouraged to maintain control of their own healing by tapping on themselves, or even on a teddy bear or doll to begin with, some children prefer to ask their parent/carer to tap on them. They are given reminder sheets of the tapping points they have learned and also homework to remind them of the statements they are working on.
I find that taking notes on a session can be very intimidating for children so I ask parents and the child to give permission to audio record the session (copies are always available to clients (and parents) on request). Children need to feel comfortable and safe to enable them to work through their issues.
The number of sessions required is variable depending on the child, parental support, and the issue
Examples of successful issues I have worked on with children:
Fear of the dark
Fear of dogs following a dog attack
Self Esteem issues after bullying
Fears around a childs own birth
EFT sessions for children are offered at a greatly reduced rate - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0777 9758181 for more details.