- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced Integrative Child Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I specialise in 1:1 support for children and adolescents struggling with the many emotional, psychological and relational issues they may face growing up.
I also offer 1:1 counselling for adults and coaching support for parents struggling with many of the issues encountered in life.
I am currently working online, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with children, adolescents and adults to support them to process the uncertainty and difficulties of this time, as well as managing the anxiety experienced during this time and any other issues they be struggling with.
Sessions can provide a child or young person with a safe space to explore their feelings, process difficulties they may be experiencing within their internal or external world and develop more healthy ways of being.
Sessions can also provide a non-judgemental, empathic listening space for adults to explore and process issues they may be struggling with and support them to develop ways to manage better.
My experience is in working therapeutically with children and adults on a variety of issues that affect their well being and emotional health such as; anxiety, coronavirus and staying at home, transition to a new country, low self-esteem, school based problems, social and emotional difficulties, separation anxiety, bereavement and loss, divorce and separation, bullying, anger management issues and challenging behaviour, self-harm, depression, neglect, domestic violence,addiction, trauma and Autistic spectrum disorders .
My Integrative approach integrates different models of therapy to fit the needs of my client including; relational, person- centred, attachment theory, neuroscience, solution-focused and mentalisation.
In addition I also integrate the use of arts and imagery to enable my clients to explore , reflect on and process different themes they may bring to sessions. When working with children the safe distance of the metaphor can enable them to explore and process difficult themes.
My first session
In the first session. I facilitate thinking about how things are going for you at the present moment, what is working and what you are finding difficult.
I often use arts and imagery to explore how things have been for you in the past. As well are looking forward to the future hopes for your life and wellbeing.
We may also look at areas you wish to work on together and write a contract of how we will work together.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy