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About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I am a child and adolescent counsellor. I offer children and young people, aged 4-21, a space to explore their thoughts and feelings to help them to feel more confident, to cope better with the challenges that they face and to alleviate distress.
Many children and young people struggle emotionally. This could be due to school pressures, difficulties with friends, bereavement, social media or a whole host of other factors. Young people may benefit from counselling for a variety of reasons. They may be struggling to manage their thoughts and feelings. They may be feeling anxious, angry or depressed. They may have difficulties making and maintaining relationships or have low self-esteem.
My role as a child and adolescent counsellor is to develop a trusting relationship with the young person so that we can work together to make positive changes in their life. Young people are still developing, and a different approach is often needed than when working with adults. As everyone is unique, I listen to the needs of the young person and work in a way that feels appropriate to them. Children are often unable to say how they are feeling or why they are feeling the way they are and play and art can help them to communicate this. My therapy room is equipped with art materials, puppets, a sandtray and other creative materials to help my clients express themselves. Relaxation exercises can also be beneficial for many young people.
Sometimes it can be helpful to have an initial meeting with the parents/carers before meeting the child. The length of the therapy can be discussed during this consultation.
I have over ten years of experience working with children and young people aged 4-21. Previously I have worked in schools and for the NHS. I currently work as a counsellor for a Norfolk based youth charity. Please phone or email me for any enquiries.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited