- Phone number
- 07565 011450
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, welcome to my directory entry. I hope the information below will help you understand how my work could support your child with their current difficulties, helping them get to a better place.
Specialising in working with children aged 3–11 years using play-based therapy, I have a Masters in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling (University of Cambridge).
Often, children struggle to explain what is troubling them in a way that can help them resolve their difficulties. Play-based therapy provides a specialised therapeutic environment that will give your child the opportunity to use play as their way to communicate and work through their feelings and troubles, in much the same way an adult might use talk to figure their difficulties out. Your child will find a variety of toys and creative materials to use in their sessions with me.
Of course, if your child would rather not play and talk instead – that’s OK too! During each session with your child it is my job to understand their current suffering as much as possible whilst providing them with the optimal therapeutic conditions for their positive growth.
For many years, I have been drawn to work that can somehow help alleviate the suffering of youngsters, feeling a deep recognition of, and empathy for, any distress they may be experiencing. Whilst working as a teacher and special educational needs teacher I began training as a child & adolescent psychotherapeutic counsellor, latterly working as a school counsellor across primary schools in Essex and Cambridgeshire. Now based in North Yorkshire, following a relocation to be back closer to family, I want to continue my commitment to making younger lives better.
Over the past 14 years I have provided support for wide-ranging difficulties; so, whatever troubles your child seems to be struggling with (whether listed below or not), do not hesitate to get in touch on 07565 011450 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Stress
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work