I am experienced in working therapeutically with children and teenagers, from differing ages and levels of understanding, using creative interventions like art and play. Topics and concerns that have been explored include self esteem, worries, anxiety, low mood, self harm, and identity, amongst others.
As an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist I work using a developmental-relational approach that uses a combination of various psychotherapeutic modalities. I ‘integrate’ these approaches depending on the needs of the young person I am working with, with the aim of facilitating the storytelling of their experience and assist in an understanding of their past and present.
Working in this way allows for understanding, while also focusing on here and now experiencing. The relationship between therapist and client is very important. Once a trusting, secure relationship is achieved, the young person will be able to use the new experiences of relating, to grow and make positive changes in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Dip Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- MSc Applied Psychology
- BSc Psychology
- Level 3 Safeguarding
- DBS: 001692753776
Brief therapeutic intervention to children and young people in Sandwell. Offering emotional support over phone and video calls, alongside group work and email support. Short-term, focussed sessions, as well as drop in, one off sessions with young people. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at Newman Health and Wellbeing as clinician for both Adults – 18 to 25 years old, and Young people in Schools – 5 years old+. Counsellor on Placement, Place2Be, West Midlands Clinical work in a Junior and Secondary School, offering long-term support to 7 to 15 year olds. Counsellor on Placement at BITA Pathways, Birmingham, Clinical placement. Offering one-to-one counselling to adults aged 18 years old+. Counsellor on Placement at Prohealth UK, Lichfield, Clinical placement. Offering short-term, NHS contracts, to adults aged 18 years old+.
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Areas of counselling I deal with