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About me and my therapy practice
Adolescence can be a time of turmoil for many teenagers as they attempt to navigate the complex pressures of school and their social lives while gradually gaining independence from their parents.
Previously good relationships with parents can begin to break down causing friction in the household and distress for all involved. Teenagers often find it particularly hard to confide in their parents and instead find it helpful to explore their issues in the safe, non judgemental space that counselling can provide.
I am an experienced counsellor for children and their parents. Having worked at Childline, Barnet Youth Centre, Theplace2be and in a variety of school settings. I am very aware of the range of issues affecting the emotional well-being of young people.
I work in a person centred manner offering a calm, non-judgemental approach for the young person to explore issues they might be finding hard at home or school. Anxiety around exams, peer pressure, parental separation, bullying, low self-esteem and self-harm as well as gender identity are some of the issues I regularly address.
As a parent it can at times be hard to know how best to support and guide our children and it may feel very lonely managing this without help. While working with a young person with their consent I often meet with parents to guide the family towards positive change.
I can also work solely with parents if they would like to explore ways to support the young people in their care. Often our parenting style is affected by how we were raised and it can be helpful to explore this in a safe, confidential environment.
I am recognised by the major private health insurance companies; BUPA, Aviva, PPP, Cigna... and I keep within the limits of their payment schemes.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss counselling for yourself or for your child.
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Child related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited