- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Tuesday: 8:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:30 pm/6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed
About me and my therapy practice
I am a Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, and studied at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, successfully obtaining an MA there. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I am also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).
I have extensive experience of working with children and young adults - from various ethnic, religious and class backgrounds, also neurodiverse children and adolescents, particularly those with a diagnosis of ADHD and ASD - overwhelmed by their emotions and anxieties and struggling to cope. Therapy gives an opportunity to express and to explore these feelings, and to gain a better understanding of them. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy to children and young adults, from ages 4 to 25 years old, drawing on different techniques depending on the age and issues of the client, using play and sand trays with children, and talking therapy with teenagers and young adults.
I also provide reflective parenting sessions for those soon to be parents, who have recently become parents and for parents trying to be supportive to children and teenagers who are expressing their own difficulties through challenging and destructive behaviours.
Practice descriptionI work with whatever the child or young person chooses to bring to each session, giving them the opportunity to express in whatever way they can the feelings and difficulties they are experiencing but are unable to put into words, might not be conscious of and do not comprehend. This is psychodynamic therapy, which uses understanding of the unconscious rather the conscious, so that the client feels deeply understood, seen and heard.
My first session
When I am asked to see a child or adolescent, I consider my first session to be that between myself and the parent/s/carers. Before meeting their child, I offer an hour and twenty-minute session to talk about the presenting issues and for them to give an in-depth exploration of the child's life.
The first three sessions are used as an assessment opportunity, to ensure that the fit between me and client is a good one, and to see whether the child/young person is going to be able to engage with the therapy. This also gives me a better understanding of what the client feels is going on in their lives and to establish a working relationship.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
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