- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified Play Therapist. I am passionate about helping children, young people and families lead happy and fulfilled lives. I use play a child’s natural form of communication, to help them to understand and play through their worries and difficulties and find ways to heal themselves.
Working with parents and families to provide the necessary knowledge, tools, guidance and support, working together to develop healthier patterns of relating and communicating. Using the therapeutic parenting approach and principles of PACE supporting parents to make sense of their child’s behaviour and remain calm and emotionally available to their child, even at very difficult times.
My practice is trauma informed and I have 15 year’s experience working in early years; schools, a children’s home and family contact centre.
I have experience working with challenging behaviours and neurodiversity such as ADHD and Autism.
Throughout my career I have worked with children, young people and families who have experienced a wide range of life affecting difficulties such as domestic violence, alcoholism/drug use, neglect, physical and emotional abuse, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and rape/sexual assault victims and perpetrators. I have worked with diverse family dynamics and challenging relationships.
Services I provide:
• Play Therapy
• Creative arts therapy
• AutPlay Therapy
• Lego Therapy/Counselling
• Parent work/consultation sessions
• Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting- (DDP) informed practice
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Family therapy, Person centred, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling