- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am a MBACP Person-Centred Counsellor who provides short and long term counselling for children and young people.
I have worked in schools for over 20 years, and have practised as Counsellor for over 16 years.
Whilst counselling in private practise, I worked for over 17 years as a Learning Mentor and 3 years as a Pastoral Manager/Designated Safeguarding Lead. I currently work as a self-employed school Counsellor in 6 schools.
I have extensive experience of supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have worked with children and young people who have experienced family issues, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, self harm, and anger/behavioural difficulties.
I will not ask the child/young person probing questions, but will offer them a safe and non-judgemental space to allow them the opportunity to work through and explore any difficult feelings or issues that they are experiencing.
I have a current valid enhanced DBS certificate (available to view on request).
I am a registered member of the BACP which means I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practise in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I receive ongoing clinical supervision to ensure I abide by the ethical guidelines.
I have an office based in Prescot.
Alternatively, I can travel to schools dependant upon the area. I work in accordance with the schools safeguarding policy.
I offer block booking to schools. Please contact me for further details and costings.
If you have any further questions please message me.
My first session
During the first session I will introduce myself and discuss a counsellor/client contract. This will outline the length and content of the sessions and explain the legal and ethical boundaries of the counselling relationship.
If the counselling is taking place in a school it will also explain the limits of confidentiality in accordance with the school safeguarding policy and procedures.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Children, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited