Liz Bunting - Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
210a Ashley Road
Tarporley Relate Centre Outpost
Town House Barns
07970 920 805
If you are a parent with concerns about your child or teenager, it is important to find a therapist that you and your child feel comfortable and at ease with. I offer therapeutic play and creative approaches that enable a young person to safely explore the issues which leads to them experiencing anger, sadness, confusion or other difficult feelings. Exploration in a therapeutically supportive and safe environment facilitates understanding and develops a clearer sense of self and a deeper confidence in themselves.
Weekly therapy sessions take place in a comfortable and private room with play and creative materials. These include materials for drawing, painting, miniature animals, stories, sand tray, art and clay.
The reason for using play therapy with children and young people is that talking is often not their preferred way to communicate. Being involved in an activity can ease their anxiety about talking and enable expression of difficult feelings and/or experiences through the play or activity.
I am a Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist with five years clinical experience.
Issues worked with include anxiety, anger, bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties, bullying, domestic violence, exclusion from school, children adopted & in foster care, grief & loss, generalised stress, trouble sleeping, imprisonment of a loved one, low self esteem & confidence and sleeping problems.
An initial consultation of 50 minutes gives us a chance to meet and discuss your concerns. This will provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions and for us to decide if the therapy I offer is suitable. If we decide to work together we can arrange the next session at this time.
I hold membership with UKCP, BACP & BPS and I hold Professional Insurance. I have completed CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) enhanced clearance in order to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adults
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
BSc (Honours) Psychology
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate of Professional Development; Listening to Children & Young People
I began my clinical experience as child psychotherapist trainee with Place 2 Be using play therapy with children between ages four and eleven in a primary school. I have experience working within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team providing counselling to adults and then with Beacon, a charity based in Bramhall, Stockport working with adults and young people between the ages of eleven and nineteen.
I have worked with child clients suffering from a range of problems including: abuse physical, emotional and sexual, ADHD, Alopecia, bereavement, exclusion from school, issues around identity, friendships and relationships, whose parents are separated or divorced and self esteem/confidence problems.
With adult clients I have worked with clients struggling with issues including: anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression and termination.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exclusion from school
Issues around development of identity
Looked after children & children in foster care
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
At the Hale Village Therapy Centre close to Altrincham in South Manchester, I am part of a group of professional therapists and I work in a spacious, comfortable and private therapy room. We are within easy reach of neighbouring towns such as Sale, Timperley, Worsley, Lymm, Warrington and Knutsford.
At North West Therapy we are a group of qualified & experienced counsellors & psychotherapists. We offer a professional & confidential range of therapies across the Northwest region, working with individuals, couples, families, children and young people across a wide spectrum of therapeutic needs. We tailor the therapy individually for you, working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma and work related stress.
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Type of session
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