Emily Gomes - PG Dip - MBACP - Child And Adolescent Counsellor
I am an experienced and fully qualified therapeutic counsellor for children and adolescents aged 5-16 years old, and provide counselling in a confidential, non judgemental and safe setting. I have therapy rooms in Guildford and Camberley, and am able to offer support and relief from the overwhelming and confusing feelings that can leave a child or adolescent feeling vulnerable.
Through the therapy process, children and young people can develop their communication skills and confidence levels, as well as learning how to cope with difficult feelings. The benefit of this includes improving your child's relationship with family and friends, whilst enabling them to focus afresh on learning and living a contented childhood.
How I work
As children do not usually talk openly about their difficulties, they will often communicate feelings and thoughts through play, the arts and by using the toys provided in the therapy room. Older children and adolescents may also use the arts to explore how they feel or they may like to talk through their experiences and any associated feelings. Over time, anxious, hurt, angry or upsetting feelings can be put into words rather than actions. The child or young person can then be helped to make sense of their feelings and experience. Therefore, my therapy rooms are equipped to compliment and support all age groups.
My approach is child-led, which means that the sessions are led by each child or adolescent, at their pace and are tailored to their individual needs. The use of verbal communication, creative materials and play help to work through and express their feelings. Therefore, I draw from a number of therapeutic methods, and this means that my integrative framework includes different approaches including: psychodynamic, person centred and CBT therapeutic techniques.
If you would like any further information about how I work or how I might be able to help support your child or adolescent through a challenging time in their lives, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children in Schools
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
LLB Law & Politics
I have worked in both the primary and secondary school settings, where I provided one to one therapy for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 16 years. I have experience of working with groups and on a self-referral drop-in basis. I also work privately, offering short and long term counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Young carers
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I offer an initial free no obligation meeting for parents/carers to discuss any needs you or your child may have. You will be able to view the therapy room, learn about how I work and ask any questions you may have about the counselling process. If you decide to proceed, we will arrange a weekly appointment for your child or adolescent to attend their 50 minute session. My fees are £50 per 50 minute session.
I provide parents/carers an opportunity to discuss further any areas of concern and review progress by means of regular meetings. These occur every six weeks for 30 minutes. Concessions are available upon discusssion.
I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am able to see clients during the day or evenings.
Types of client