Hello, my name is Anna, I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I offer face to face and online therapeutic support for children and young people who are facing personal struggles and trying to manage difficult feelings as a result of past or current life experiences. Relational and creative methods are central to my practice, including, drawing, painting, drama, puppets, sand tray amongst others. Creative methods can help clients to communicate painful feelings and memories which are difficult to verbalise, work through issues they are struggling with and process traumatic experiences.
My practice is ‘integrative’, which means I do not rely on one single treatment approach but a number of therapeutic models and methods to inform my framework. I appreciate the bravery it takes for my young clients to work through their difficulties, which is why I place great importance in creating a safe space and in building an accepting, supportive and trusting relationship with the children and young people I am privileged to meet with.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am currently holding online appointments for clients via Zoom, an end-to-end encrypted platform.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy (IATE)
- Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts (IATE)
- Certificate in Counselling Level 2 (ABC Awards)
I have over 20 years of experience working professionally with children. I hold a Masters's degree in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), and have worked for the NHS and CXK, as well as for a number of local schools and private clients. The many children and teens that I have supported have experienced a wide range of issues, including neglect, sexual and emotional abuse, exposure to domestic violence, parental divorce, relationship difficulties, bullying, anxiety, trauma, low mood, anger, bereavement, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Plus, I have worked with a number of LGBTQ+ clients and children with SEN and specific diagnoses, such as ASC, ADHD, ODD.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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