Young people need help and support more than ever. The last eighteen months have been extremely challenging which for many, has impacted on their mental health.
They may need to talk about their experiences to make sense of what is happening. They may need time and space to think about the future and how the changes in school, college and university have impacted on them.
With this in mind, Adolescent Wellbeing offers a full service of face to face, telephone and video sessions. All safety measures are in place to be able to work safely together in the counselling room. Full details of what you and a young person will need to do will be given prior to sessions starting.
About me and my practice
My name is Annie and I have worked with young people for over 20 years. The heart of my work is offering young people a confidential, safe and welcoming space where they feel heard, valued and respected. I understand how daunting it can be for young people to access counselling which is why I listen to their exact needs, reassure them and make sure everything is explained so they understand. One of my key strengths is relating to young people using language they understand. With my warm and friendly approach, young people feel relaxed and able to talk freely about their difficulties. In time I am able to experience their emotional and often frantic world with them. I would describe my relationship as being with them, by their side, every step of the way.
I have expertise and knowledge of mental health difficulties such as generalised anxiety disorder, other anxieties, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. I also have experience in anger management, bereavement, difficulties in family relationships, problems with sleep or eating and much more. I would particularly welcome young people from the LGBT+ community having had specific training with Stonewall.
I have worked with Special Educational Needs students, so understand the needs of young people with difficulties such as Dyslexia and ASD.
By accessing counselling with me, young people can explore their difficulties, find ways to cope which will help them to reach their full potential.
What I can offer:
- A professional, reliable and confidential service
- A warm and friendly welcome
- A safe and comfortable space
- Expertise of working with young people
- A gentle approach working at the pace of the young person
- Acceptance, honesty and non-judgemental approach
- Knowledge about mental health difficulties and much more
- Sessions to fit in around school, college and university hours
- Location near to Derby city centre - bus routes easily accessible
- Free parking
- Wheelchair access
- Enhanced DBS check
- Bupa registered therapist
Some of the benefits of help and support are:
- help to think through choices and make better decisions
- build confidence and self-esteem
- help manage the pressures of school, college or university life
- discover ways to react in a more positive way in certain situations
- help to take control of life and become more assertive
- reduce stress and angry outbursts
- improve school, college or university attendance
- understand and work through the pain of grief
For a FREE initial session, please get in touch by email, phone or text.
If contacting me via email, please check your Junk/Spam folder for a reply.
Please also feel free to ask any questions.
For more detailed information on my counselling service, please visit my website - www.adolescentwellbeing.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Register of Proficiency
- BACP Accreditation
- BACP - Self & Identity: Breaking down barriers to inclusion
- BACP - Working with children in their world, a practitioners response
- BACP - Working with risk
- Derby Safeguarding Board - Everybody’s business
- Derby Safeguarding Board - Child protection conferences & core groups
- Derby Early Years - The Fragmented self: attachment theory
- PODS - Dealing with suicide and self-harm
- ICS Learn - Diploma in Child Psychology
- National Children’s Bureau - Gender Matters: gender identity, gender equality and trans inclusion for secondary schools
- Anna Freud Centre for Families - Peer support for children & young people’s mental health
- Mindfuless in Schools Project - Mindfulness programme
- Online Academies - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Carolyn Spring - Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly keen to welcome young people from the LGBT community. Having worked in a secondary school, I know how homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can be damaging. I have worked closely with Stonewall to educate students and staff to create an inclusive environment.
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Counselling sessions are 1 hour
Payment can be made either by cash or bank transfer and must be paid either in advance or on the day.
Sessions can be booked around school, college and university hours. Evening appointments are available.
The first session is free of charge.
I am a Bupa registered therapist. If you have healthcare insurance with Bupa, you may be covered for private counselling.
Here's what some young people say about their experience:
"Thank you. I can't put into words how much you have changed my life. Thank you for listening to me, thank you for not judging me, thank you for being someone I trust and supporting me through my bad days and good days. Because of you I can finally be happy, confident and be the person you saw me to be"
"Thanks to you I can now look in the mirror and not feel ashamed. I can work through panic attacks. I can accept and look at situations in a more positive way, but most importantly, I can now accept myself for who I am"
"I really can't thank you enough for listening, caring and supporting me. You've been my lighthouse in what seemed like a very dark sea and I don't know where I'd be without you"
"Thank you so much. If it wasn't for the counselling sessions, I would have given up ages ago but I kept going. You made me realise that I can do anything, I am good enough. Thank you so much for supporting me and being such an amazing counsellor"
"Thank you so much. You have helped me so much and things are finally getting better. It has meant a lot and it has been a tough journey but it has been so much better having you by my side"
"It has really helped me get through a lot of stress and upset. I've felt better knowing I have someone I can talk to. I've really appreciated everything you have done for me"
"Thank you for your faith in me. I promise to 'be kind to myself' as you always reminded me to be"
"Thank you for everything you have done for me, you have been so supportive and I can't thank you enough"
"Thank you for the inspiration and always believing in me even when sometimes, I didn't believe in myself. I have all you have taught me stored safely in my mind and heart"