I am a Specialised Adolescent Psychotherapist working with ages 11- 20.
I practice Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling and use Talking Therapy, Play Therapy, CBT and Art Therapy to connect with young people.
I am experienced in working with adolescents from South London and provide additional support for young people with mild learning difficulties and ASD.
You, as a teenager yourself, or your child, may be caught in the midst of exam pressure, social anxiety, self-esteem problems or bullying. You could be facing a problem like divorce, loss, depression or a health issue. You may just be feeling lost and tired.
Being a teenager is hard in ways that we never forget. Sometimes, parents or guardians don't mean to come across as you feel they do; I encourage and facilitate communication between both sides so each person's voice is heard.
I provide a friendly, safe and proactive space to be honest about how you feel and what's getting to you, and how we can move forward to make things better.
I offer short- term, targeted work and mid-term work for more involved problems.
I work one-to-one with each young person, and also encourage parental input and offer additional mediation sessions between young people and parents and the start or end of treatment.
I am a relatable and experienced psychotherapist and my skills are built on forming a strong and trustworthy relationship with teenagers, doing so quickly and backing it up with a dependable, safe and confident practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a double credited Masters in Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
I am a member of the BACP. Membership Number 00826576
I am additionally trained in CBT, Play Therapy and Substance Misuse Harm Reduction techniques.
I trained at the Maudsley Hospital, providing psychotherapy as part of the IAPT program and providing group facilitation for inpatients.
I have worked with Local Authority, CAMHS, Social Services and MIND providing counselling to young people.
I additionally practice counselling in schools and colleges in South London.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £30 Initial consultation
- £60 a session
- Concessional, Student and Long Term rates negotiable
I offer an additional session with both the young person and their parents/ Primary care givers. This is offered based on the wishes of my young person. It is there to bring a constructive family outcome and is designed to bring together the wishes of all parties to set in place a new family agreement, where each party has rights and responsibilities.