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About me and my therapy practice
My name is Helen and I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I provide support to children, adolescents and their families from my practice in Mountnessing, Essex. In addition to this, I offer consultancy and inset day training to teaching professionals wishing to learn more about children's mental health.
Sometimes things happen to children and young people that are just too painful or frightening for them to feel and think about on their own, they need someone to help them. And while many children need help to think about their feelings, others need help to discover their feelings in the first place. Time and space to reflect with an adult who is good at listening can be so beneficial.
I am passionate about helping children and teenagers overcome their personal struggles. I use an integrative approach in acknowledgement that humans are complex beings and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ method. My approach is creative and relational as I believe these are essential for building a fulfilling life. Children often struggle to verbalise what they are feeling so I help them to explore using different types of creative media. From puppets, to painting and drawing, clay work, sand play, music and drama. I listen using my ears, my eyes, my knowledge, my experience, my instincts and my heart.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma
Types of therapy
Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Children, Families, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work