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Hello and a warm welcome to my practice. Please get in touch to discuss availability.
About me and my therapy practice
I have over 3000 hours of counselling experience with children and young people helping them to overcome an extensive range of problems.
In my sessions I specialise in using creative arts and play as well as talking therapy to make the sessions as comfortable, fun and productive for the child or young person as possible. The relationship is crucial in achieving therapeutic progress and my warm and non-judgmental approach is a key factor in establishing trust with clients. I ensure the client feels safe to open up about their worries and problems, and I will always work with them at their own pace.
I am an Integrative Therapist, meaning I am trained in a range of theoretical approaches and will tailor my approach based on the individual child, rather than a blanket approach.
Previously I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, bereavement services and domestic violence charities as well as most recently working in a private paediatric practise in London.
Before training as a therapist I worked in the charity sector working for children’s charities such as the NSPCC, Save the Children and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
I practise from the Cherry Tree Centre in central Henley in a lovely comfortable room. I see clients aged 4-19 for 50 minute sessions.
I work with a range of presenting issues including but not limited to:
• Low Self Esteem
• Family issues
• Self harm
• Suicidal thoughts
• Work problems
• Diploma in Child Counselling from The Institute For Arts In Therapy and Education.
• Qualified Childline Counsellor.
• BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
My first session
The initial session will be to introduce what therapy is to the child or young person, and to begin to explore what issues they are facing. I will set out our confidentiality agreement and how we will work together going forward. This session is also, importantly, to make sure that the child or young person feels comfortable working with me as a therapist is and therefore happy to continue our sessions together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Children, 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, Time-limited