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I place great emphasis upon a strong therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients as the main basis of sessions together. Trust, honesty and congruence being the fundamental components.
I draw on over 20 years of experience working with adults and children in a wide variety of settings. These range from NHS hospitals and hospices to secondary schools and dance schools.
I feel I can offer you a nurturing safe space that can allow you to process your inner thoughts making sense of feelings and emotions that often arise whilst navigating life.
I work with children and adults covering many areas such as low self esteem, social anxiety and depression.
I work with teenagers and parents to process behavioural difficulties that can often arise as children themselves navigate life's rollercoaster.
This can include social difficulties, parental conflict, difference and diversity including seperation and divorce.
I am also experienced in working with relationship breakdowns, bereavement and loss. I work with a range of emotions that often culminate in people feeling stuck within themselves or a particular situation.
Working from an integrative model means that I draw on many theoretical modalities to support you.
I work within this integrative model drawing on TA, CBT and mindfulness along with a psychotherapeutic process within therapy. These are all ways of working that we can explore together and agree on before moving forwards, revisiting as we navigate your journey side by side.
Being presented with the right tools at the right time can often facilitate a move forward or a shift in perception. This shift can be monumental and help shine a light on areas where you may feel stuck. This in turn can create a deeper sense of self and greater self awareness which can prompt some powerful change.
Simply being heard can often be an empowering experience in the room.
Working within a comfortable holistic non clinical setting I also use creative therapy if appropriate and agreed upon.
I do challenge my clients where and when appropriate in order to support you in facilitating growth and change. But equally I am sensative to your needs and have a deep sense of empathy when working with others.
I am also trained to work with co parents in conflict and have done this for a number of years supporting solicitors and CAFCAS in children's work.
I support parents struggling with conflict in communication when navigating separation and divorce. We work together in order to keep children at the centre. This specialised co-parent work is the result of extensive training and witnessing parents in conflict with a desire to support families.
I have a particular interest in working with families and parents. Having worked in this area for over 10 years as a counsellor. With a further 20 years experience, initially as a children's nanny where i worked with families and early years 0 to 6. And then my work as a holistic and Clinical practitioner and teacher.
I have utelised all of this experience and knowledge to help many families gain a greater understanding of one another and their own unique family system.
I believe the family system contains all of the relevant information needed in order to create fundamental shifts within each of us. Each family holds a unique story similar to a fingerprint. This fingerprint can contain answers and keys to why communication has broken down or relationships falter. In family work, together we uncover these stories and work to better understand one another. These sessions can increase empathic understanding create healthier bonds and connections between family members. This in turn can address issues such as acting out from children and difficulties raised whilst couples may struggle.
There is no rule book to parenting and we head out on this journey together to look for solutions and ways forward with no judgement. As parents we all do the very best we can with the tools we have.
Within the room we look for new ways forward and may develop new strategies and responses through uncovering a deeper sense of self and a more supportive way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started out as a childrens nanny over 30 years ago before having my own four children who are now adults. I recently stepped into the role of Granny and am utilising all I am learning myself on this new journey. I bring all of me and my lived experience to the room as well as my training gathered over 20 plus years.
The Family system and how we communicate and interact has become a passion of mine.
I now support parents and children to discover new ways to introduce balance and harmony during times of conflict or stress.
I initially trained in clinical complementary and neuromuscular therapy 20+ years ago.
Knowing the body as well as understanding the mind has always been an important and integral part of my work.
After this I moved into teaching therapies and then onto my counselling journey which spanned over many years gathering knowledge to support my work.
I then trained as a Clinical Supervisor to Diploma Level to support other counsellors on their own journey with clients.
I am the founder of Willow Therapy which I set up to offer counselling support to a community and its surrounding areas. I also manage my small team of experienced counsellors to provide a high standard of support taking GP referals as well as supporting schools and services.
I have extensive experience working within hospice settings with terminal illness and NHS settings with life limiting illness. I have worked holistically with IVF patients and supported parents in a multitude of settings.
I have gained experience working in secondary schools with a broad age range of children.
I added Family counselling to my training toolkit along with couples and parenting support. This enables me to further help families, parents, children and young adults.
I work on a one to one basis, with families or couples. I am passionate about supporting parents navigating this often difficult journey.
I am trained to work with couples in conflict and bring this into some of the divorce work I offer parents. Consistently looking at keeping the child at the centre.
I am currently co-writing workshops to support other counsellors working with families navigating divorce and separation.
- The Nervous system cycle 8 weeks training course.
- Supervision Training Level 6 Diploma.
- Suicide and safeguarding intervention
- Narcissism and children.
- Tavistock Mentalization treatment for couples in high conflict
- Tavistock Co Parent Family dynamics
- Safeguarding children and young people online.
- Tavistock working with inter-parental conflict
- Beat Supporting families with Eating Disorders conference
- Working with children and families within the spectrum
- Anxiety in children and young people. CAMHS.
- Ptsd. Children and trauma
- Pods training. Dissasociation and personality disorders.
- Sand play creative play. The Open Toybox.
- Eating Disorder annual CPD. Beat organisation.
- Adlerian Family counselling. Bucks Adlerian society
- Attachment Theory and Family Dynamics.
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Aylesbury college
- Therapies with Cancer patients: Mount Vernon Centre
- Cancer and its Treatments: Mount Vernon Centre
- Mindfulness in Practise: The Hospice of St Francis
- Health and Safety awareness: Youth services Buckinghamshire County Council
- Data Protection Training: Connexions Service
- Working together and Holding the Difference: BACP children and young people
- Working with the impact of Parental Conflict on Children and Young People’s Mental Health: CAMHS
- Bereavement supporter training: Iainne Rennie Hospice
- Reiki Master practitioner Teacher Level
- Reiki Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3
- Neuromuscular Trigger point practice
- Diploma in holistic and Clinical Aromatherapy: Tisserand Institute
- Young Children and Babies Developmental training: NCMA
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer support to parents of teens navigating a range of issues.
Offering parent support sessions utelising Adlerian theory.
The areas we cover in these sessions can be related to issues presented within the school settings as well as difficulties within the family home. These may present as anxiety, attachment issues, eating concerns or communication breakdown within the family to name a few.
I work individually with teens and young adults experiencing difficulties on many levels.
I work closely with parents going through relationship breakdown and also offer sessions to single parents with their child to look at strengthening communication.
I trained in Family therapy and offer this to support the whole family who attend the room. These sessions support the parents and child whilst we look closely at family dynamics and areas of concern. We work to hear one another with a focus to repair any ruptures. The solutions are always within the family itself and my role is often as facilitator.
I work from a shared building. There is a designated shared waiting area outside the therapy room.
All measures have been taken in accordance with government guidelines for covid risk assessment.
There is hand sanitiser mounted on the walls throughout the building and strict cleaning protocols.
The room is thoroughly cleaned between sessions and has a timed gap between sessions to air the room. Please note that we are on the second floor of the building and the window is open for the duration for air flow.
Prior to any face to face sessions a covid risk questionnaire is messaged out to you and a thermometer check is required before entering the room.
£65.00 - £125.00
Concessions offered for
- An initial Free 10 minutes is offered on the telephone. To establish if we are able to work together and look at your needs.
- Assessment sessions start at £75.00 upwards depending on the sessions required.
- Adult one to one sessions: £65.00 1hr
- Child one to one sessions: £65.00 1hr
- A discount is available for a limited number of students training to become counsellors working within their Level 4 Diploma.
- Parenting support Individual sessions: £85.00 1hr
- Parent and child session: £85.00 1hr
- Couples Therapy sessions: £85.00 1hr
- Family Therapy sessions: £125.00 1hr
- Co-parenting and Court process work: £125.00 1hr
- Supervision session: £65.00 1hr £90.00 1hr30
- Willow has a designated team of qualified counsellors who work with children and adults. All Willow team members are fully insured and have a current DBS in order to work under the branch of Willow.
- We have connections with CAMHS children's mental health team along with links for medical and psychological support with Eating Disordesrs.
- I also work with solicitors supporting co-parents to move through the seperation process. My work involves always keeping the child at the centre of the process.
When I work
Willow has additional counsellors on board to support client work.
Sessions with them may currently be online via video or telephone as well as face to face within the Willow room.
I work within a period Victorian house set on the edge of Tring High Street.
Willow Therapy is situated on the second floor alongside other independent practitioners.
PLEASE NOTE: This room has a shared waiting area with other practitioners within the upstairs practice.
The room is tucked away off the main High Street offering anonymity but conveniently located for ease of access via bus train and car with ample parking in the nearby car park or off road parking.
The room is a holistic setting and provides a space for therapy that is gentle and holding with plenty of creative play if needed.
All sessions can be adapted to online video via zoom facetime or WhatsApp. Alternatively phone sessions can be arranged. For all remote sessions a seperate contract will be emailed out.
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