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About me and my therapy practice
I have over 2o years experience working with children, young people, parents (carers) and families. I have worked in various settings including charities, schools, Children and Family Social Services and in private practice.
As a qualified and registered integrative counselling psychotherapist I draw on a wide range of theories and styles, recognising each person as an individual. Every person is unique and I use different approaches depending on needs; using the person's natural form of expression through creativity to explore their feelings.
I also offer parenting support to individuals, couples and organisations who are seeking to deepen their connection to children and develop their knowledge and understanding of why children do what they do and how to meet them where they are, and at the appropriate level.
I present a calm and welcoming space in my therapy room based near Gatwick, offering both short and long term work with a minimum of six sessions.
Each session is 50 minutes long (online sessions may be shorter)
My first session
For the initial session we arrange a time and day that works for you to meet for a consultation to discuss your or/and your child's needs.
The session includes the following:
Introductions and a general overview of your reason for seeking therapeutic support
A brief overview of any major life events that may or may not still be present.
The way I work, what I can and cannot do. What you can expect of me. Your rights to confidentiality and a contract of our work together. We can agree on a fixed number of sessions or open ended work based on what has been discussed.
Establishing a sound therapeutic relationship is key as a basis for the work.
The initial assessment session is slightly longer (about one and a quarter hours) although it is the same cost. This allows for us to meet each other with no obligation to commit to future sessions.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited