I work as a BACP accredited integrative counsellor and have worked with children and families for more than 25 years in varied roles.
The service offered is confidential and is for individuals: children, adolescents and adults. I also offer parent/ child work.
I have experience of working with grief and loss, anxiety and panic attacks, bullying/abuse, stress and work related stress, depression, self harm and significant life events which have caused trauma, emotional distress.
With children I use play and the creative arts as a vehicle for the therapy, as this is how children naturally process their life experiences, thoughts and feelings. Building a trusting relationship can sometimes take time. Children then begin to make sense of their life, feelings and difficulties and process their experiences. This can help a child move forward in their development and build better future relationships.
With adults and adolescents, I work from a person centred perspective, allowing each person to tell their own story in their own way. Where words are difficult or cannot be found, I offer the use of the creative arts as a way of expressing.
I work in a gentle and sensitive way, attuned to the needs of my clients and with kindness. I understand that people seeking emotional support and understanding may be feeling fragile, vulnerable or confused.
I provide an out of hours service for those who cannot take the time off work.
I would be very pleased for you to contact me to see whether counselling might be the right thing for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
In my counselling career, I have experience of working in a range of primary, secondary and middle schools; with a Hospice and for a charity.
Currently I work for the NHS in a therapeutic role and continue in private practice.
I work with children, young people and families or members within a family.
I have a DBS certificate and public liability insurance.
I keep up to date in my knowledge and skills through continued professional development courses and workshops including safeguarding, health and safety, and counselling practices.
I am a qualified counsellor having achieved BACP accreditation in 2016
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
From £35 per session.
I have in the past worked within an education setting. I would welcome enquiries from people who work in schools in need of emotional support.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client