Charlotte Lewis, BSc, MSc, Individual Member of the BACP
I am a qualified counsellor for children, adolescents and young adults (ages 6-25). I work with children and teenagers to provide them a safe, judgement free environment to allow them to talk about and process their experiences and feelings. I adapt the therapy to suit each child as there are many approaches to help children express themselves, through playing, creativity or simply talking. I am an individual member of the BACP and I work within their ethical framework. I can help children and young adults cope and manage their emotions and provide them a safe space to talk through whats going on for them.
I have a range of resources and materials that can help young children express themselves, such as lots of toys, sand, crafts and mood cards. I provide the children I work with confidentiality to allow them express themselves freely. I have worked in primary and secondary schools with children aged 6-18 with a range of issues. Adolescents usually prefer to use language to express themselves, however the resources are always available to everyone.
Sometimes children and adolescents will struggle to talk about their emotions and things that are bothering them with their family which is very common. Sometimes someone who is separate from the family can be helpful in providing an additional safe space for difficult things to be addressed. This can be due to the child not wanting to worry or upset their parents and is completely normal. Counselling can also help encourage children and adolescents to increase communication with their parents so once counselling is finished, they are able to communicate their feelings and thoughts outside of counselling.
I tend to spend the first 10-20 minutes with the parent/s and child in the first session to provide parents an opportunity to share their concerns if not already done so over the phone. The first session is usually spent getting to know each other and discussing what has brought you to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling Children and Young People.
BSc in Psychology.
I have worked in primary and secondary schools with children aged 6-18 with various issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
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A 50 minute session costs £35.
Reduced fee for counselling students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and Weekends
Types of client