Anita Knight MA MBACP (Accred) Children 5+, Adults, Couples, Cert. Supervision
Are you or your child feeling overly anxious, worried, depressed or sad? Does every day feel like a challenge or are relationships difficult? Do you want to understand or change how you think or feel? Are you looking for supervisory support in your work?
I am a BACP Accredited specialist counsellor / psychotherapist for children & young people and have qualified to Masters level in this field. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Practice to work with adults & am qualified at level 6 as a supervisor.
With younger children I often use metaphor within play to enable emotional processing in a safe but comfortable way. I always have a variety of toys, art and craft materials available during our sessions. This approach enables young children to express how they feel without needing to articulate it. Due to Coronavirus social distancing, at present, I am able to offer support to parents of young children via webcam or in some circumstances (this would need to be assessed for suitability) I can work via web with a parent: carer & child together.
Some young people or adolescents express themselves through activities in 1:1 sessions but others might find it more easy to talk about their thoughts and feelings than younger children. It really is about what works for you. I am able to offer sessions via web cam to most young people or adolescents.
Some young people have chosen me themselves and others have been referred by parents, carers, GPs, Social Care, Schools & Employers. I have also worked with young people who have had engagement with or been referred to CAMHS and those who are living in care.
I am trained to work with adults either face to face or online. I am only able to offer online web cam, telephone or messaging services during the lock down period. In face to face sessions, I always have art and craft materials available, but adults sometimes find it easier to talk about whatever they want to. If you would like to do an activity whilst we’re talking online or by telephone that would be fine with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB level 6 certificate in Supervision
Couple Counselling Training
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Practice
The University of Nottingham
Master of Arts in Counselling Children and Young People
The University of Nottingham
Online Counselling Training
The Relate Institute, Doncaster
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
The University of East London and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Batchelor of Science 2:1 (honours) Degree in Psychology - BPS accredited course
The University of Derby
I have also undertaken training and have experience of working with:
Couples counselling training
Motivational Interviewing training
Radicalisation Awareness Training
LGBT Sensitivity and Awareness training
DVA Awareness and Safety CYP
The complexities of DVA in Faith Communities
Self Harm Training
Working with Families Affected by Alcohol Misuse
Helping Children Tell Their Stories
Safeguarding and Substance Misuse
Making Endings with Children
Child Protection and Safeguarding Training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
During social distancing, I am offering web cam, telephone or instant messaging, and I am fully trained in these modes of working. I am able to offer counselling to adults and young people using a Person-Centred Integrative approach during the Coronvirus crisis & can also offer support to parents of younger children. I work with whatever you bring into the room so you lead the direction.
Once it is safe to change how we social distance, Art and talking therapy are available in any face to face counselling sessions and play therapy is my main modality when working with younger children.
I have gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Practice and a Masters in Counselling Children and Young People. I have also undertaken training in areas of psychotherapy, psychology and development. Some of my training has been through Relate (including bacp recognised online counselling training), Place 2 Be, the NHS Tavistock and Portman Association and Barnados.
Please use the link above to visit my website for more information about the different methods of counselling and what you are paying for.
My fees are:
Supervision sessions are £50 per hour or £70 for 1.5 hours per month.
I offer the first session for 1:1 online counselling at a discounted price of £35 (This is for us to talk about what counselling is and to explore together whether counselling is the most appropriate service for you).
My standard fees are £45 for a 45 minute face to face session for children or a 50 minute session for adults. Until Coronavirus social distancing has ended I am offering online (web cam), telephone or messaging sessions for adults at £40 for 50 minutes.
Couple counselling fees are £65 for a 75 minute session face to face or £60 for sessions online.
More information about payments can be offered during your first visit.
Concessions are sometimes available where needed. Please contact me for more details.
Testimonials from Clients (please also see my Google Feedback)
Feedback from clients has included:
"Thank you for helping me find me and who I am"
"I've never been so honest with anyone before"
"It's the best thing I've ever done"
"Finally, someone understood me and who I am"
"I like that I don't have to talk about anything I don't want to"