About me

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

Beam Sandwell, The Children's Society. 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. Offering one-to-one counselling to adults aged 18 years old+.

Counsellor on Placement at Prohealth UK, Lichfield. Offering short-term, NHS contracts, to adults aged 18 years old+.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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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Fees

£50.00 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
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Serenity Psychotherapy, Suite 7
Anson Court
Horninglow Street
Burton-upon-Trent
Derby
DE14 1NG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people

Key details

DBS check

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