Vanessa Bear

Vanessa Bear

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Kendal

Kendal LA8
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am currently offering online sessions due to Covid. If you would prefer to be notified when I open to in-person sessions please email me. 

About me and my therapy practice

I offer embodied, creative, trauma-informed psychotherapeutic counseling for children and adolescents.

I integrate transactional analysis, neuroscience, attachment, and somatic trauma theories with play therapy, art, creativity, nature, movement, yoga, and mindfulness. This matrix of complementary theories and approaches gives me a toolbox with which to offer an individualised approach that is most appropriate in that moment with that client.

Practice description

I have experience of working with children and adolescents that are experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, selective mutism, separation anxiety, developmental trauma and ADHD. I have worked with children and young people that want to feel more in control of overwhelming emotions, more able to make decisions and hold boundaries, to feel more grounded and centred, to feel stable and safe, to feel certain about being valuable, capable, lovable, powerful, and equal. 

I have been working with children and adolescents for over twenty years in different settings.

I have worked as a counsellor at CAMHS, the NHS and in schools.

My first session

Initial sessions are 30 minutes. I invite the child/ adolescent and their caregivers to be present. This is not a therapy session, more of a chat about what your hopes are, as well as any worries, about therapy. A chance for you to ask questions and to see if we are a good fit, and a chance for me to find out more about your family and your history. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling