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As a relational counsellor, who combines creative options for children and young people, Face to Face sessions is my preference for starting to explore children's strengths and difficulties. In these times I do offer online sessions for teenagers from 13+. I have been vaccinated and can work at a location with full Covid policies in place where the level of risk of any child or young person meets current Covid Guidelines for safe practice.
About me and my therapy practice
My work as a Child and Young Person's Counsellor is a practical, safe, attachment focused and creatively developed therapeutic service for children and young people in difficulty. I understand that some children have big feelings or overwhelming experiences that they have yet to make sense of within their minds, bodies and brains. I also understand that some families struggle to stay together healthily.
Counselling can help some children to start to process their emotional experiences and in time, support them to rediscover their resilience to 'bounce back' from challenge in life.
I build relationships with a childthrough a mixture of therapeutic invitations including; aspects of art, play, drama, music, walk or talk therapy. Nature work also available. Every child's-inside story matters to me, and they will be invited to express whatever is important to them, with compassion, confidentiality and trust. Sessions travel at a child's pace.
Adult work: I offer 121 and group well being sessions using either art and/or walk and talk sessions outdoors in nature. These can be useful for anyone looking to move away from the demands of right now. Sessions use our senses to really slow down and notice our insides as well as our outsides. Sessions can be informed by; Forest Bathing, neuroscience, therapy, creative stress reducing invitations to move from high alert to a calmer grounded place.
These can be co-created together for your needs.
Integrative child therapy seeks to work from where a child is today, recognizing their strengths and difficulties. This includes supporting children and young people to;
- Understand feelings in confidential and creative
- Rediscover their social skills and self esteem
- Explore what matters to them and how
- Explore many feelings, big, small or contrary
- Feel calmer, so that they are more able to follow instructions, learn and trust others
- Feel less alienated, misunderstood to fearful
- Have a separate space to think about their minds, bodies and what may be happening to them in distress
- Build resilience, so they can ' bounce back' from challenges
My first session
Following an initial free telephone call/email enquiry I will;
Invite significant adults around a child/young person to meet with me in person/online for information gathering session. This will usually run for 50 minutes and allows me to gain a deeper understanding of your child, your family history and what your hopes are for any child or young person you are concerned about.
Cost for above session £40.00
There is never obligation to progress to sessions at this point.
Please do get in touch so we can discuss your concerns.
Thank you, Stella.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Self-harm, Trauma
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic
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