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About me and my therapy practiceWorked in: • NHS- this includes clinics and hospitals • Police • Voluntary sector • Education- Primary and secondary schools • Local authorities- including early intervention services and Youth Offending Service. I have an extensive background in providing therapy to children and adolescents with complex needs, this includes; ADHD, ASD, eating disorders, deliberate self-harm, clients who have attempted suicide or have suicidal tendencies, and young offenders. • I have conducted classroom observations, to support clients in school. • Provided play therapy (using the psychodynamic model) and creative play with the young ones (long and short term therapy) and have engaged children that are hard to reach. • My approach is psychodynamic but it is extremely important to accommodate around the client’s needs, therefore taking into account their learning needs. I am very passionate about this area in particular.
My first session
Before initiating therapy, I will complete an initial assessment, collating information from your child and the parents/guardians. However, if there is information that cannot be discussed in front of your child, please call me on 07522 855 756 first.
This assessment takes approximately 60-90 minutes, depending on the individual child and family. You and your child will complete a few questionnaires, a therapy intake form, and a confidentiality agreement.
Once I have decided on the best approach, I will explain why I have chosen this approach, as well as the aims of therapy and approximately how many sessions are required.
I follow the NICE guidelines for clinical decisions, and normally hold a small review session in case there is a change in the therapy plan.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited