I am a creative arts therapist, integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who has been working therapeutically since 1998.
I have extensive experience working with children and young people in primary, secondary schools, residential settings and specialist units.
I have specialised in working with attachment difficulties including looked after and adopted children and their families and carers, and with mothers and their babies.
I have also worked with adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues in social care, for the NHS and in colleges of further education.
I offer a safe and containing environment where the client can share and reflect on their difficulties and feelings in an environment which is accepting and non-judgemental.
By helping clients explore their feelings and experiences both verbally and non-verbally through play, symbol and metaphor they can make sense of early childhood and difficult life experiences including trauma and abuse.
Aims and goals for therapy can be worked on together and with the support of a therapeutic relationship clients come to understand and connect with their true self and develop a capacity for growth and change. This may include exploring alternative ways of being and relating encouraging a more positive view of themselves, breaking old patterns of behaviour and engaging in more fulfilling connections and relationships.
I have been supervising creative arts therapists and those working with children and young people since 2005. I have facilitated dramatherapy groups to trainees and have trained others in subjects such as child development, attachment, adolescence and managing self-harm.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Transpersonal Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy 2018
Diploma Sandplay Therapy 2018
Video Interaction Guidance Level 1 - 20014
Theraplay Level 1 & 2 - 2014
Cert. Creative Arts Supervision Training (CAST) - 2005
PGDip Drama & Movement Therapy -1998
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
- Arts therapies
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Please call me on 07779791531 or email me at email@example.com to discuss your particular needs and requirements. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Some evening sessions available
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been working as a drama & movement therapist since 1998 and trained in creative arts supervision in 2005.View supervision profile