Faye Starr - PG Dip - MBACP - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
I am an experienced and fully qualified integrative counsellor / psychotherapist for children and teenagers and believe in early intervention as a form of prevention (the pinch before the punch) and to offer support and relief from overwhelming and confusing feelings that leave them feeling vulnerable. I offer long-term and short-term therapy for all ages from my garden room in Warlingham, Surrey (near Croydon) and for older children in my therapy room in Borough near London Bridge.
Young people have much to contend with in their journey towards independence and adulthood, they can face many issues including parental separation, trauma, abuse, bereavement or loss, depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, confidence, lack of resilience and assertiveness, bullying and other issues at school, caring for adults, attachment difficulties, self-harm, parental illness, change and transition, relationship and friendship issues... and much more. I am specifically trained to work with children and young adults with all of these issues and more, including looked after children.
My approach is child-led, and with the use of verbal communication, creative materials and play children and adolescents can work through and express their feelings. By child-led I mean that the sessions are led by the child or young adult, at their pace and are tailored to each individual and their ability and needs. I do however draw from a number of therapeutic methods so my approach is integrative in nature and based around play, art, person-centred and CBT therapeutic techniques and psychodynamic thinking.
I offer a warm, safe, calm, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk, play and create, whatever each child or young adult feels comfortable doing. My rooms are well thought out spaces and are equipped to compliment all age groups with lots to discover, do and discuss.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children in Schools
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
- BSc in Psychology
- Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education
- Primary and secondary aged children
- In schools and privately
- One-on-one and group work
- Short and long term counselling
- I am registered member of the BACP and strictly abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice
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
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
My fees are £45 per 45-50 minute session with your child which includes the initial parental consultation (45 minutes), a brief discussion after week 2 and a further meeting (30 minutes) every six weeks for the duration of the sessions. Further parental consultations or sessions will be charged at £30 per 45 minutes. Concessions are available upon discussion.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends available
Types of client