I am a highly experienced Integrative Therapist, providing specialised:
CHILD, ADOLESCENT and PARENT support
SUPERVISION for Counsellors/Therapists, and Child Welfare Teams in schools
YOGA sessions for children
"I'm courageous enough to know when I can accomplish great things. I am humble enough to know when to ask for help."
- Katrina Mayer
It takes courage to acknowledge when you need support, and to take the first steps to helping yourself.
Connecting with a compassionate, empathic and experienced therapist in a safe space can facilitate extraordinary positive change within a short space of time.I would like to welcome you and/or your child or loved one into that safe space.
Many ADULTS choose to work with me because they are experiencing overwhelming emotions that are impacting on their sense of self, their relationships, their work, and their ability to move forward in their lives.
Many parents ask me to work with their CHILD because they are presenting with challenging behaviours or they appear unhappy or anxious. In my experience, it is when we work holistically, with the input of parents and teachers, that we can facilitate the most successful outcome.
Many PARENTS ask me to support them in coping with their challenging or struggling child; to develop strategies to enable a more harmonious home environment, and more successful outcomes at school.
My aim is to support you to:
1) empower yourself to better manage distressing emotions and behaviours
2) develop your resilience
3) accept your whole self with compassion and without judgment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am mother to two grown children and originally trained and worked as an NHS Nurse and Midwife.
Since 2008 I have worked extensively in schools, for the NHS in GP practices and with the children's mental health charity PLACE2BE.
I have expertise and knowledge in many areas, both from a child and adult perspective, including:
- Generalised Anxiety/Depression
- Performance Anxiety, Exam Pressures
- Self Harming Behaviours
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADHD) (ADD)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Highly Sensitive Child (HSC)
- Dyslexia/ Dyspraxia
- Gender Dysphoria (GD)
- Sexual Identity
- Divorce /Separation
- Attachment Disorder
- Birth Trauma
- Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)
- Bereavement and Loss
- Complex family dynamics
- Accredited Advanced Diploma Humanistic Counselling MBACP (2009)
- Diploma in Supervision (2014)
- MBCT Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course (2015)
- Licensed and Certified PROREAL Facilitator (2015) proreal.world
- Mindfulness in Schools Practitioner MiSP (2016) mindfulnessinschools.org.
- Qualified child YOGA teacher
- NHS Counsellor in General Practice
- Research Contributor with Metanoia Institute and University of Roehampton
- Counsellor in secondary schools
- Project Manager for Place2Be in primary schools
- Supervisor of school Child Welfare Team
- Supervisor of therapists, and therapists in training.
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.
Accredited register membership
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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