- Phone number
- 07881 888842
About me and my therapy practice
I have a Diploma HE Counselling (Child and Young Person), and offer counselling to children and young people aged 4 to 25 years. I offer a Person-Centred approach to Counselling and provide an autonomous environment for children and young people in which they can feel safe to explore and find a voice and effective communicative skills to help with the stresses of childhood and adolescence, so often experienced by many. As children and adolescents often find it difficult to express themselves emotionally using verbal communication, I also offer a creative aspect to my therapy, in the hope that feelings, emotions and experience can be explored more deeply through different media such as art, music and play.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I value each client individually and will work with whatever they bring, in a way in which they feel comfortable and supported to explore. My passion is to support the younger generation in enabling them to cope with the difficulties of their experience, not by telling them what to do or trying to ‘fix’ their situation, but by listening non-judgementally, and walking alongside them as they explore and find the answers they are looking for themselves.
I have 20 years of experience working with children, primarily of pre-school age and later with teenagers and adolescents. I have worked closely with children, their families and carers, to meet the needs of the individual child and support them to reach positive outcomes. Building a strong and trusting relationship with the child and their primary carers is essential to reaching such goals and this experience resonates throughout my approach to counselling.
If you decide you would like to meet me, we can organise an initial assessment session, this will give you a feel for how I work, what I can offer and if you feel it would be useful for you. For younger children, the Assessment will take place with the child and their parents and/or carers.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work