Little Pip is now 9 - anything involving threat or fear so 'please finish your sentence so you can go out to play on time' makes her panic tremble and cry.
She does have dyslexia but is otherwise fairly robust in character. She's doing a bit of emotional literacy and mindfulness club on Friday lunchtimes in school
I'm looking at maybe getting pip a short therapy intervention as I suspect her emotional response is linked to her early terror around living with her adopted siblings specifically blossom.
Having a strong attachment and generally good life means she's in a different category of need to what we tried to get with the older two. Camhs say she doesn't meet criteria and are pretty hopeless.
Options are: 1) seeing an art therapist who was hopeless with blossom (she wouldn't cooperate) but might be fine with pip, ex camhs, very experienced. Will go for digging up emotions behind the behaviours (2) newly qualified therapist who knows pip as a tiny one from playgroup connections. More talking based with strategies won't be digging around & local (3) gestalt Childrens psychotherapist- 40 mins drive away. Experienced. Thinks ultimately all adopters prefer their Bc (grrr but that's my issue, not pips and for her benefit I'd zip it!)
Or none of the above and instead we just buy her some singing & guitar lessons and join her into drama group and hope these things bring out the best in her and give a boost to her resilience?
Would like to know what your thoughts are? Partridge and blossom aren't home. we do see partridge from time to time.
The long term effects of living with the older 2 is something mr pt and I have had extensive therapy for