Adele Clayton MBACP (Accred) Children and Young People's Counselling
I specialise in counselling children and young people aged 7-21. Using a variety of approaches to suit individual aims and issues, helps to enhance resilience and build their confidence to flourish in a unique way when they are finding things difficult. I use a strengths-based approach in recognition that the people I work with already have many skills and qualities to manage their situation. We explore what is happening for them rather than what is 'wrong' with them which helps each young person to move forward positively.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, dealing with change, stress, confidence, relationship issues, family issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, abuse and self-acceptance. Often young people come because they feel sad but aren't sure why, but by exploring this can identify underlying beliefs that we can then work on.
I have 16 years experience and use a variety of counselling models including play and creative techniques where appropriate. This helps to develop individual ways of working and allows each young person to express their thoughts and feelings in a way that suits them and ensures they feel heard and understood.
Each young person has the ability to manage the issues they face and I work with them to develop the belief they need. The work we do is intended to help them to deal with issues in the long-term, not just have a short-term reactive fix.
As a BACP Accredited counsellor my practice has been assessed as meeting a high standard, my training is regularly updated and I work to strict ethical guidelines meaning the best possible support is provided.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience includes working with Childline, Greater Manchester Police, in colleges and a residential unit for young, homeless people. Most recently I established and managed a counselling service in an FE college. Networking with local agencies and establishing connections with various services means my knowledge of local and national mental health developments remains up-to-date.
My original training from 2001-2004 is in Person-Centred Counselling. I have since completed further training including:
- Play Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- CBT for eating disorders
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Anger Management
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Attachment and Developmental Trauma
- Suicidal Ideation
- Suicide Bereavement
- Creative and Play Techniques
- Gender Identity awareness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Sessions are £55, with discounts where booked in a block of 6,9 or 12.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
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