Hello, you are here I am guessing because you are worried about a child or teenager in your life and I offer both face to face and online counselling/therapy which is creative arts psychotherapy based.
Maybe the child or teenager you are concerned about are acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they have been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. Or it could be that you see they are just really unhappy right now and need some help to feel happy again.
I’ve worked with many children and teenagers over the years and I want to be able to offer you and your child a safe, homely environment to explore what is going on for you and them right now so that you can begin to feel better about yourselves.
As parents and adults caring for children and young people we want them to be happy and to have many positive experiences as they grow however life isn't always easy and just like adulthood children's lives can throw up all kinds of painful experiences and big feelings.
Adults experiencing difficult experiences usually talk things through with a trusted person but children often use play and creativity to explore their life experiences and the therapy I offer nurtures this natural ability in the child or young person and helps them to make sense of their worries and muddled thoughts and feelings. There is no pressure for them to talk as they can express through creativity.
Follow the link to my website and you will be able see in more detail how creative arts therapy can help with exploring personal issues and experiences. In the meantime here is some information about me and how I can help you to support the child or adolescent you are concerned for.
I am a Child & Adolescent Therapist, specialising in Creative Arts Psychotherapy. After training I was originally was Accredited with Play Therapy UK but I have now chosen to be a registered therapist with BACP.
I am on the Accredited Register of BACP and this register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree, MA in Play & Creative Arts Therapy (Merit)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Play & Creative Arts Therapy (Merit)
- Post Graduate Certificate In Play & Creative Arts Therapy (Merit)
- Licensed Attachment Practitioner Using the Heart 2 Heart Adult/Child Attachment programme.
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 1 Certificate. (DDP)
- British Sign Language Level 2 & advanced level Certificate.
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
- Play Therapy
- Creative Arts Therapy
- Attachment based intervention for parents & carers
We can discuss fees at your FREE 30minute telephone consultation. Generally fees are £50 a session but there are possible funding avenues we can explore should this be a difficulty for you.
Different rates for schools, agencies and adoption support fund referrals
limited concession slots available so please contact me for more information.
I’ve worked with a variety of children in a variety of of settings which includes Looked after children and children struggling in mainstream education. I believe all children have the right to be heard and the therapy room is one place that can happen. Having someone to listen to you and to explore difficult feelings with can make a huge difference.
Please contact me and visit the website for further information about the therapy and support I can offer.
Concessions offered for
I also offer Heart 2 Hearts parent-child/adolescent attachment sessions.
What is Heart to Heart?
Heart to Heart is a therapeutic child and adolescent play & creativity-based attachment intervention for children and parents to attend together weekly for 6-8 sessions. It is delivered in in small groups or individually, just you and your child if you prefer and this programme can help you to build and secure your relationship further with your child. Each session lasts approxomately 45 minutes.
Heart to Heart is a gentle, playful approach which focuses on the quality of your relationship together. Through games and activities it will help you to learn more about each other to deepen your relationship further. as an Heart 2 Heart Attachment practioner I will support you to have fun, to play and use creativity with your child whilst at the same time enabling you to feel emotional containmentment and regulation in the session.