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Available on Mondays 8.00 - 19.00hrs
About me and my therapy practice
I offer specialised pre & post bereavement counselling for adults, children and families. I use an eclectic range of therapeutic Interventions appropriate to the adult, family’s need and/or the child's age, stage of development and circumstances.
My private practice is called Support in Grief please check out my website.
I have specialised in grief counselling for over 12 years working as a children & young people bereavement counsellor for the NHS . I am also a bereavement systemic practitioner. Systemic Family Practice has the potential to increase family communication, shared coping strategies, and assist the bereaved family in a process of positive grief resolution.
I offer face to face sessions in a professional, relaxing and childfriendly room at CAYP Psychology office in whitefield.
I also offer counselling sessions in schools & hospices.
Sessions can also be achieved via video call if required.
Reasons you may be struggling with your emotional well being and mental health:
- Bereaved by a traumatic and/or sudden death
- Survivor of a suicide death
- Stillbirth, neonatal death
- complicated grief
- prolonged grief
- struggling to support your child's grief
- Children and young adults struggling with grief
- Families struggling to grieve together
- A diagnosis of a terminal illness
- Bereaved within the Covid-19 isolation
- Bereaved from your beloved pet
Grief is a natural but painful response to the death of someone close and everyone will experience grief in a unique and individual way. I support and help the natural process flow in your own individual way. The grieving stages are not rigid, or have a certain length of time before moving onto the next stage. The stages are like water and should be flowing at your own individual pace. I provide grief psycho education to aid an understanding of your grieving journey. I help with the acceptance of the loss and adjust to your new river of life. You will never stop missing your loved one and feel heartache for ever but you will continue a relationship with your deceased in your hearts for the rest of your life.
Grief may become “Complicated Grief” if the process does not flow, the water becomes stagnant. This is when problems may occur. There are many reasons for this, one being the nature of the death: suicide, traumatic or sudden death, dormant mental illness, old traumas, previous bereavements. Still births and child death are not expected in the circle of life and causes difficulties with the progression through the stages. In therapy sessions I focus on the reasons of the complicated grief and aid the natural grieving process and coming to terms with loss.
A death can have a huge impact on families grief directly and indirectly; disruption of family routines and the loss of the emotional availability of a parent. I offer family sessions providing grief psycho education, building resilience and hope, enhancing communication and reduce relational conflict between parents and adolescents. Communication is one key area of family relationship breakdown after a death and I work one to one with the child or adult where necessary.
Please do not struggle alone and reach out to Support In Grief
My first session
An initial free telephone consultation is offered.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Service veterans, Trauma
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Person centred, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy
- Flexible hours available
I offer supervision on Mondays only. From 9.00 until 20.00.
About me and my therapy practice
I provide a person centred counselling approach in supervision with a model that suits the supervisee. This will be discussed and agreed during the introduction session.
I am an accredited BACP Counsellor and Systemic Family Practitioner gaining 18 years working for the NHS and 5 years with my private practice
I specialise in bereavement and loss with 12 years experience counselling bereaved children, adults and families.
I have experience working as a supervisor to counsellors, peer group leaders, students and mental health champion volunteers.
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practiceI facilitate bespoke bereavement training sessions for professionals in the NHS, Education, and corporate sectors.
Methods of providing the group training sessions are face to face or virtual.
I have exceptional experience working with bereaved children, adults and families. I am highly qualified as an accredited bereavement counsellor, bereavement systemic family practitioner and as a bereavement trainer for parents/carers and professionals.
A tailored training program is designed specifically for the needs expressed by the company and requirements
Please contact me if needing more information.
Facilitate bespoke bereavement training sessions for professionals in the NHS, Education, and corporate sectors. Aims of the training sessions examples:
• Look at the impact of loss on individuals and families
• Gain awareness of Children and Young People’s understanding of death and dying
• Introduction to the grieving process and models of grief
• Identify risk factors for longer-term grief problems and where to signpost
• Increase confidence in ability to support bereaved Adults, children and families.
• Consider our own support needs when working with bereavement
• Ideas of creative Ways to Work with Children
• Ideas how to communicate better to teenagers
• Learn basic counselling skills, enabling a therapeutic supportive space for bereaved adults
• Given further accessible resources, books, workbook, fact sheets and websites