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I am working in person and online. Please contact me for up to date availability.
About me and my therapy practiceI am an experienced child and adolescent counsellor/psychotherapist, specialising in working with young people aged 5-25. I have a background in Education and have spent more than 30 years working with young people in and out of schools and with a variety of organisations. I currently work in both primary and secondary schools and also run a private practice.
As a psychodynamic practitioner, I work in a way that relates to how the young person is feeling now, but also in relation to past experiences, events and people/family relationships. I work creatively, with play and have a 'toolkit' of skills, working flexibly to meet the young people where they are. I have a particular interest in culture and identity and working with young people with additional learning needs.
I also offer supervision/consultation to education professionals.
I work collaboratively with parents when required, particularly during initial stages to gain and understanding of the young persons needs and the general expectations of therapy. Sessions are arranged at a regular weekly time, for a number of agreed sessions. We work together to establish how many sessions are required and review this regularly to ensure we achieve the optimum outcome for the young person. I always work in the best interests of the young person, working flexibly to ensure the counselling is tailored to their needs.
I offer short (6-12) and long term (open-ended) counselling.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited