Life for children, young people and families can be really challenging, a fact that has only been made worse by the pandemic. Seeking counselling or therapy for your child or yourself can be a really scary task, but it can also help to resolve the issues that many young people and families face every day.
I am an integrative psychotherapist specialising in working with children and teenagers aged 3-18. I work in an empathic, non-judgemental and accepting way to ensure that anyone who chooses therapy with me feels as though they have a safe space to talk, explore, play and resolve any difficulties they may be facing.
My therapeutic approach is focused largely on the theory of attachment, meaning the therapy I provide is suited to a wide range of children and families. Whilst my work is largely with children I acknowledge the importance of working with the whole family, as children are an integral part of their environment.
I am currently offering online sessions, complete with a virtual therapy room that is suitable for children of all ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience working therapeutically with children and young people, especially when they are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
I am a highly trained therapist. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (Bsc) and I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (MSc UPCA/UKCP accredited). I also have extensive safeguarding knowledge and training.
I have experience providing long term and short term therapy to Children and Adolescents, as well as IAPT counselling (used by the NHS), working alongside schools, children's social care and other local authority organisations. I also have experience working with children with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), with a range of diagnoses, disabilities and Special Education al Needs (SEN).
Registered / Accredited
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