15 Chapelfield East
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist trained to work with children, young people and families. I have worked with children as young as five. I can provide long or short term therapeutic work, assessment and one-off consultations.
In therapy younger children communicate through play rather than language. I provide toys, games, pens and paper which the child can use to express their emotions. Teenagers and young people in their twenties sometimes use art materials to explore how they're feeling and I would encourage this.
At the heart of the work I am trained to do is the relationship between the client and the therapist. From within this relationship, and by beginning to listen to both conscious and unconscious communications, changes can happen. Unhelpful behaviours can be exchanged for healthy ones, self awareness can begin to grow and relationships improve.
Meeting with children, teenagers and young adults I aim to create an environment which informal and relaxed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London and gained a postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies then a Masters Degree with distinction in Psychological Therapy with children, young people and families. As well as psychodynamic theory and practice, I was also provided with a grounding in CBT skills, Mindfulness and systemic family therapy.
I've had 10 years experience of working with children and adolescents at Eating Matters in Norwich. There I've worked extensively with eating disorders, self harm, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, poor body image and low self esteem.
Since 2013 I've worked with young children in a Tavistock Fostering and Adoption clinic. My work there has involved working with children who have suffered early traumatic experience and disrupted attachments.
I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I charge £50 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work 9 - 6 on weekdays. I am able to offer a limited number of evening sessions.
Types of client