- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary Rates
Evenings after 8pm.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative children's therapist. I believe that having a safe space where you are met and understood allows a child to explore and understand their feelings and to recognise and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
As an integrative therapist I am:
- psychodynamic in my thinking i.e. I think about what is being communicated unconsciously as well as literally;
- interested in nuero-science to understand the mind's functioning;
- person centred in that I place a high value on the relationship between therapist and the client; and
- systemic in thinking about the child or young person in the context of his/her family.
I use play and creative materials to encourage and allow children to explore and express their feelings. I believe in providing a safe space for a child to explore their feelings alongside an adult who is able to really listen and pay attention to what they are saying verbally and non-verbally. To be truly heard and emotionally met where you are at can be a powerful and restorative experience for most children.
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist specialising in working with children and young people. In addition to my private practice l currently work with children in schools and at a low cost therapy unit, Rephael House, Finchley.
Following completion of a law degree I joined city law firm Norton Rose Fulbright where I later became the firm’s first part-time partner. When my children were 14,12 and 3 I decided to give up work to spend more time with them. Wanting to explore a different career I completed a foundation course in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University. Following the course I decided to focus on working with children and so trained as a volunteer counsellor with Childline where I worked for the next 8 years. Passionate about children’s mental health and wanting to work with children in a long term setting I then undertook a two year BACP accredited Post Graduate Diploma training as a children's counsellor with Place2Be, a leading provider of support for children's mental health.
I also recently completed the Parent Practice Training for Trainer’s Programme and am a certified Parent Practice educator licensed to use their materials and methodology and to deliver their parenting courses.
My first session
I offer an initial 15 minute chat on the telephone for which there is no charge. If you are interested in coming to see me I then carry out an assessment for up to 90 minutes for which I charge my standard fee of £60. I require parents to attend the assessment without their children if the children are under 12. For children over 12 I split the assessment into two halves seeing the parents and child together and then speaking to the child without the parents. After the assessment we can have a further chat and decide together whether I am the right therapist for your child.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm
Types of therapy
Integrative, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Systemic
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling