I am a child and adolescent therapist who supports children and young people, aged 3-18, (and some adults) to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges.
I work mostly through creative arts and play therapy but also through AutPlay, TraumaPlay and Emotional Logic Coaching.
I support children and young people who have PANDAS, Autism or an ASD diagnosis with AutPlay.
Orca, my therapy dog, works in my playroom too, if she's wanted by clients, supporting them with animal assisted therapy (AAT).
I support children and young people with a wide range of worries, concerns and problems, from anxiety, through behavioural concerns, PTSD, bereavement and trauma to physical and sexual abuse.
If you are wondering if therapy can support your child or teen, the answer is generally 'Yes!' but please feel free to get in contact for a commitment-free chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified child therapist and started working in clinical practice in 2018. As well as supporting children and young people, I support their families and other key adults too. I also work in schools supporting students and providing training and support for staff.
Before that I was a primary, secondary and special needs teacher and I have over thirty years of experience working with children and their families.
Play Therapy UK
Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard session fee is £50 a session and I generally contract for an initial episode of 18 sessions, which includes two parent meetings - one at the very beginning and one at the end.
I work evenings and weekends as well as during the day.
I do have some subsidised places available, but there is a long waiting list for these.
I accept referrals from schools and the Adoption Support Fund. If your child has a EHCP then funding can be used to support them with therapy and I can bill the school directly once everything is agreed.
Please feel free to get in touch if you think I might be able to help you or someone you know. I'm always happy to chat.