- Phone number
- 07436 228885
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
**** Due to the current restrictions in place with regards to the COVID-19 virus, I am not currently able to offer face-to-face counselling. From Monday 13th April 2020, I will have availability for online counselling sessions via Zoom for young people aged 14 and over. Please contact me for further details about this.****
I am a fully qualified and highly professional person-centred counsellor, specifically trained in working with children and young people aged from 5 years old upwards. As well as working in private practice, I have experience of working within local primary and secondary schools, offering one-to-one counselling sessions for a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties and identity.
I also have experience of group work, offering therapeutic support for bereavement and trauma and facilitation of a therapeutic story group within primary schools.
My way of working is person-centred which is firmly rooted in the belief that it is the unique relationship between the child/young person and their counsellor that is at the heart of the therapy. Through offering a safe, confidential space that is free of judgement within which the child or young person feels listened to and understood, the child/young person may feel empowered to express their feelings and experiences more openly and freely.
As well as talking, I am also able to work in a person-centred way with art and image. Working with art and image can be a powerful way of communicating when it is often difficult to find the right words or understanding of a situation or experience is not quite clear. With younger children, I offer person-centred play therapy, enabling the child to communicate with me in a way that is age appropriate and natural to them.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Children, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited