- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Sessions are available Monday - Thursday evenings, after 6.00pm.
I currently have a short waiting list.
About me and my therapy practice
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. (Mariska Hargitay)
I wholeheartedly believe that ... behind every behaviour is a feeling and behind that feeling there is a need. When we meet the need instead of focussing on the behaviour we begin to treat the cause, not the symptom.
You never have to apologise for being yourself.
I practise psychodynamic psychotherapy, a longer term talking therapy, which also utilises creative and symbolic play for younger children. My therapy room provides a safe, non-judgemental space for a young person to come and just 'be'. They will communicate what is on their mind through talking, being creative or playing. As themes evolve, we are able to think and reflect together on what it is they are bringing to their sessions each week. My therapy is not about giving advice or telling a young person what to do, as often they have plenty of adults doing that. Our therapy sessions will be about working together. Where I can help and support them in finding a way through that is right for them.
"Just because no on else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn't mean you have to do it alone" (Lisa Olivera)
My first session
There is nothing more important than your mental health.
I often find that work starts best with a consultation phone call with the parent/carer or young person (dependent on the age of the child).
Next, would be an initial meeting in my therapy room with the child/young person and parent/carer, as appropriate, for around 20 mins. This first meeting is free of charge.
If the young person then wishes to go ahead with therapy, then I usually recommend starting with three full (50 min) sessions on a weekly basis to give them the chance to get to know me and the space in which we will be working together.
After this period, work can continue, weekly, for as long as the child/young person feels they would like to.
It's ok not to be ok. Just don't give up.
The more you feel your feelings, the easier it is to understand them.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Children, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work