I am an experienced and fully qualified integrative counsellor / psychotherapist for young people of all ages and 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).
What can I help with?
Young people have much to contend with in their journey towards self discovery, independence and adulthood.
They can experience parental separation and divorce, trauma, abuse, bereavement or loss, bullying and other issues at school, caring for adults, parental illness, family, relationship and friendship issues, gender curiosity, change and transition, exam stress, drink / drug abuse, sex issues, loneliness,
Their frustration can be communicated in their sadness, anger, depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem and confidence, self hatred, lack of resilience and assertiveness, attachment difficulties, self-harm, disordered eating, phobias, behaviour problems, addiction, OCD, suicidal thoughts...
... 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.
How I work
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 room is wheelchair accessible and is a well thought out space 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
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.