The Awareness Centre
41 Abbeville Road
I am a Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist and have over 15 years experience of working with addiction, abuse and trauma and the hidden harm agenda of how substance abuse can affect family systems. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists & the Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapists. As well as having a private practice, I work in secondary and primary school settings, supporting the children, their parents and school staff.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds and my qualification as an Intercultural Counsellor, has equipped me to support my clients to explore cultural challenges. I also have experience of working with young people and supporting them through the challenges of puberty, empowering them to raise their self image and to gain a greater understanding of the Self, which in turn fuels their self esteem. I have worked with young people and families affected by gang culture, trauma, rape, abuse and domestic abuse. I also work with attachment challenges, self harm, bereavement, loss and substance abuse.
I work with children alone and together with their caregivers and families exploring any attachment, behavioural and or emotional challenges using varying non-intrusive methods aiding the relationships to be explored at the pace of all of those involved.
Masters in Transpersonal Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy
Adv. Dip Intercultural & Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Sandplay Therapy AIST
Diploma in Art Therapy AIST
Clinical Supervisor AIST
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
These fees are per session and can be discussed at the assessment stage, as a few limited sessions are offered at a reduced fee.
I use a variety of approaches complimented with a creative style of working using visualisations, music, art, written exercises, story telling, role play, sandplay and play therapy. This integrative way of working supports the client to become empowered enabling them to explore their emotions in a manner more bespoke in meeting their needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||St Lucian Kweyole|
Types of client