Evelyn Childrens Centre
231 Grove Street
29 Wallbutton Road
Lewisham (London Borough)
(+44) 7789 146421
I am an integrative child counsellor and work with children and young people, and their parents/carers. I offer individual counselling sessions, parent-child sessions and offer support for parents/ carers. I see clients either in school or in one of the Lewisham Children’s Centres.
Call or email me to discuss your concerns and to find out how I work. We can then set up an initial meeting to decide how best to move forward: either with individual sessions, parent support or parent-child sessions. Counselling takes place on a weekly basis (term-time only) and may be short term (12 weeks) or open-ended.
Children and young people express their difficulties in various ways according to their age or stage of development. They can feel confused or overwhelmed by difficult life events such as family relationships, loss, bereavement, change, divorce, sibling rivalry, friendships and separation. These feelings may manifest in behaviours such as acting out, withdrawing, or even self-harming. It can be hard for them to put feelings into words or to know what the problem is. All they might know is that things are not going too well.
As an integrative counsellor I use play and the arts to support children and young people through a process of exploration, change and growth. This will enable them to deepen their understanding of the presenting issue, increase their self-confidence and self-worth. Over time this can help them to reduce levels of distress, improve the capacity to learn, and to relate to friends and family in a more fulfilling way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills Institute of the Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), 2011
Diploma in Child Counselling, IATE, 2014
Adventure Tales - Group Work, The Open Toy Box, 2016
Certificate in Parent-Child Therapy, IATE, 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child counselling: £45/ session, or £55- £65 in school.
Support for parents: £45/session
Parent-Child Sessions: £45/session.
Parent-Child Attachment Play (PACP) – a 7-week workshops: £20/pp for group sessions, £45 for individual sessions.
Concessions are available based on the family income and life circumstances.
It may equally be important to involve parent(s) / carers in the therapeutic work or indeed just focus on helping the parent. When the parent-child relationship gets stuck in patterns of aggression, conflict or emotional distancing, short-term intervention can help to re-connect by talking about the things that matter. In addition, the entire family culture can be changed from one of on-going relational battle or emotional distance, to a deep enjoyment of, and mutual respect for each other.
I am a licensed practitioner for parent-child attachment play (PACP) and available to provide a 7-week workshop for groups of up to 6 parents.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Fridays 9:00 - 17:30
Types of client