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About me and my therapy practice
My private practice is situated at my home in Little Bealings. I am a trained Integrative Child Counsellor, who uses the arts to enhance the therapeutic process. I also use a sand tray with figurines allowing the child to explore their world. My work focus is person-centered which really means that every child is an individual, who will bring their own needs, feelings and concerns to the therapeutic space. I work with the child relationally and build the client-therapist dyad. I am influenced by the work of Dan Hughes, whom I admire hugely. His ethos of Play, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy describe how I work with a child.
My first session
My first session is an introduction to the therapy space. The room is a place to play, explore, feel safe and accepted. I encourage the child to show me what interests them. This allows the child to feel listened to and the relationship to grow. There will be some non-directive work with more directive work introduced later when the child feels able.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Trauma
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited