I am a qualified counsellor who began my journey as a Primary school teacher interested in the emotional barriers faced by children and young people.
Through my training, I have supported adults experiencing anxiety, relationship difficulties and domestic abuse.
In my work with children and young people's charities, I have supported young people who have experienced loss, bereavement, social anxiety and relationship issues. I have also supported parents managing children's challenging behaviour at home.
I support children in school experiencing difficulties with parental separation, gender identity, anxiety, loss, bereavement and social skills. Some of these children have had moderate learning difficulties such as autism and ADHD.
I am interested in ensuring that children and young people have access to talking therapies in a time where social media and technology can have a negative influence on their development. I use creative techniques to engage young people in sharing and making sense of all their experiences whilst building their self-esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Psychology BSc (Hons) 2008
Qualified Teacher (Primary) 2009
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies: Special Needs (2013)
Counselling Skills Level 1 (2013)
Counselling Skills Level 2 (2014)
Diploma of Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (2017)
Counselling Children and Young people - Off the Record
May 2014 - April 2017
School Counsellor - Mainstream pupils and pupils with moderate learning difficulties
April 2016 to present
Counselling adult survivors of domestic abuse - Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service
August 2016 - April 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
£20 reduced rate for first initial session and £35 per session thereafter.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - all day Tuesday - all day Wednesday - Morning Thursday - Morning Saturday - Morning
Types of client