Anna Rahimian - Children And Young People's Counsellor MBACP
I believe that counselling offers children a unique opportunity to explore their feelings and experiences in a new way. Through the use of art and play and a combination of child-led and directive work, I aim to help children tell their story, make sense of it and discover new ways of coping.
I work in a playroom full of toys and art materials. The play is the most natural way that children communicate and understand the world and so is a vital part of my work with children.
I have 10 years of experience of working therapeutically with children and qualified as a child and young people's counsellor in 2016. Alongside my private work, I am also a manager in children and young people's counselling and therapeutic support service working with children across Edinburgh.
It can feel daunting bringing your child to counselling and entrusting them to an adult that you don't know. It is important that you find a counsellor that you/your child feels comfortable with. In order to help you do this, I offer an initial appointment at a reduced fee of £15. This is a chance for you/your child to meet me and for me to understand more about the difficulties your child is facing.
I currently specialise in working with children aged 4 - 12 in my private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Queen Margaret University, COSCA) 2016
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (Middlesex University, COSCA) 2012
- BSc (Hons) Social Work (Edinburgh University) 2009
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Initial Appointment - £15
Following sessions - £40 for a 50 minute appointment
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early evening appointments available
Types of client