Child And Youth Counselling
Child and Youth Counselling is a service specialising in issues that affect children, young people and their families. The service is run by Basi a qualified accredited registered member of the BACP. I specialise and trained specifically in working with children and young people/adults.
* If you are a parent experiencing anxiety about your child or young person, please contact me for a consultation (charged) of how I could support you and your family. Is your child having a difficult time with their friends, siblings or in school? Has your child left university unexpectedly? Are you questioning or confused about their future and how you can help? Is your child finding it difficult to settle? Do they have issues with perfectionism? Identity? Are you having relationship struggles with them? is your child finding it difficult to cope after a separation and divorce, Are they coping with being in a step family? Is this affecting your relationship with them? Finding it difficult to communicate with them or understand their needs? I can offer a specialised non judgemental service that will support you as a parent.
* Are you a young person/adult finding it hard to come to terms with your life? Are you feeling worried about your life? Do you have family issues? Are you struggling with relationship issues with family and friends? Are you struggling with school, college, university or work? Are you feeling under pressure? Are you generally feeling low and unhappy within yourself? I can offer you support in a safe space where you can explore your needs.
* I also offer a service for schools and Children's Services amongst other statutory bodies and organisations - please do not hesitate to contact me for further information of what I can bring to your organisation. I can offer a tailor made service for your organisation.
It is important for me to provide an accessible, honest, professional and friendly service for the children, young people, adults, families and the organisations I work with.
I want all my clients to feel comfortable and confident to ask questions, share their concerns, and work in collaboration with me. I believe the best results come from working in partnership to support the well being of the child/young person both emotionally and socially.
I am an integrative child/person centred Counsellor/Therapist. This means my counselling approach is tailored towards working with each individual child or young person and their unique set of needs. I employ a range of techniques, such as play, art, drama and sand tray work as well as talking to encourage children and young people to express themselves creatively and safely so that they can work on the issues that they are struggling with. I offer a safe non judgemental space.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Therapist having worked as a Counsellor/Therapist in schools since 2009. I have both a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling specialising in working with children and a Masters. I specialise in working with children and young people up to the age of 25.
I also bring additional experience of working with children, young people and their families, in other capacities, across a range of community and organisational settings over the last decade. I am an accredited registered member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Children - I have specific specialisms, experience and interest in working with the following issues - Relationship issues with peer and siblings, expressing emotions safely, school behaviour, Transition anxiety (school, college, university and work), family breakdown, adult/child relations, hyper vigilant/sensitive children, working through bereavement and loss, young carers, perfectionism and those children with identity/heritage concerns.
For older children and young adults and their families I have specific specialisms, experience and interest in working with the following issues Relationship Issues - family breakdown, anxiety and the affects of separation and divorce, fragmentation/step families, substance and alcohol misuse, sexual health and making responsible choices, risky behaviours, teenage/young pregnancy, controlling/coercive behaviours within young intimate relationships and familial relationships.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling we deal with
I work with children, young people and adults, presenting with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.
In addition I work with children and young people affected by a range of issues such as transition (secondary school/college/university/going into work), exam pressure (e.g. SATs, GCSE's,IGCSE, AS/A-Levels, IB Diploma, BA, MA etc), self- esteem, bereavement, loss, poor relationship with food, identity, friendships, anxiety, family issues. In addition to these issues I also offer support around sexual health and forming healthy relationships.
I work with Looked After Children or those in Special Guardianship who may reside in various home settings and who have issues around identity and their own sense of displacement and belonging, as well as Young Carers.
I work with families and carers to support the child or young person. I also do limited adult work around a variety of issues including low mood, anxiety, self esteem and forming healthier relationships.
Do not hesitate to email me and I will endeavour to respond within 24 hours.
Please note there is a charge for consultations and parental reviews.
I charge a reasonable fee for the specialist work I offer to children, young people and adults. Once the frequency and nature of the work needed has been discussed and agreed upon we will agree upon a fee.
I do offer limited low income/benefits based (with current evidence from the appropriate agencies) fee for weekly appointments only to be discussed in person.
As an Integrative Therapist; using creative and talking therapies. I draw upon a range of counselling and therapeutic methods to support individual children and young people (and their families) to reach self-reliance, resilience and understanding of their own lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Conversational Spanish|
There is a lift in the building that can accommodate most wheelchairs
Availability Wednesday and Thursdays. Other times by arrangement.
Types of client