- Phone number
- 0781 7557385
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified and registered integrative child and adolescent counsellor working in North London and Hertfordshire. I am currently offering online counselling and parental support. Where possible I can arrange to see children and young people within a safe space in their school environment. Before coming to this work 7 years ago, I was involved in Education, as a teacher, consultant and then advisor. I have always worked with children and families.
The counselling is of course completely confidential but where possible, with permission and agreement from my client I aim to work with parents where possible to support the issues that have bought the child or young person to therapy.
I use various media including art materials and sand tray work to help my client identify what is going on in their world in order to work though any painful feelings. This is a gentle and holding approach. My clients are aged 5-17 years. Of course some children are happier to sit and talk things through in a more direct way.
Currently due to Covid 19 my practice has shifted to online work. As lock down eases I will be working from safe spaces within schools which I am happy to negotiate on your child’s behalf. I do not operate from any alternative premises currently.
My first session
Before working with your child, it is important that you the parent (or the referrer) gives as much information as possible about the presenting issues. This also includes a thorough questionnaire to think over past events so we can ‘wonder together’ about what might be getting in the way for your child.
This initial session usually takes around 60 minutes and is a good opportunity for us to get to know each other and to see if you feel I would be a suitable match for your child which is a very important element to the work. After this we agree the finer details, sign agreements to proceed and work out suitable timings. We then meet around every 6 weeks for an update on progress. This can be done via phone calls where easier.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling