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About me and my therapy practice
I specialise in working with children and young people. As an experienced counsellor and an experienced primary school teacher, I feel that my skills are well tuned towards working with children and their families.
I work in a creative, non- judgemental, open way which tends to develop trust quickly. I develop bespoke activities and programs for my individual clients.
When beginning counselling I invite parents to attend the first few sessions for about ten minutes if the child and the parents are comfortable with this. Goals are set and reviewed with the parent and the child every few meetings.
I feel that through talking therapy and working together as a team in an open way that most issues which arise can be worked through.
I work online at the moment, or by telephone and texting: depending on how the client likes to communicate. For example, some teenagers prefer to use texting and I find I can accommodate this.
I predominantly strive towards person centred talk therapy as the focus of my private practice. I specialize in working with children and young people but adults are always welcome as well.
I usually work face to face in a counselling room within my house which is a quiet, calm and confidential environment. Since the covid pandemic I prefer to work online. I can help a person move on with their life in a positive way. The mind and the body are connected and so clients often feel better not only mentally but also physically .
My first session
The main aim is for the person to feel comfortable talking and opening up. The aim is to find out what is needed in the therapeutic process usually by asking open ended questions and listening unconditionally.
It is often anxiety provoking to begin with especially if it is the first time but as I am an empathetic person, we usually develop trust through honesty and openness. As the sessions develop it becomes easier and healing can occur. After a few meetings a review is usually carried out. How is therapy going? What are the next steps- what can we work on over the next few times? I offer time unlimited counseling as I find some clients heal quickly while others like a longer time to process their feelings .
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling