Supporting parents of children with disabilities, mental health issues and learning difficulties.
Being told that your child has a disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty can evoke a lot of different feelings and emotions. There are very few people, if any, who can say that this is an easy time and that mental, physical and emotional adjustment is simple.
Overwhelming feelings of shock, fear, anxiety, guilt, anger, despair and anguish are all typical emotions. The sudden realisation that the future of you, your child and your family unit is not what you had planned or intended can be frightening and extremely overwhelming.
Loss of control is apparent and the unknown is ever present.
I believe that supporting yourself and receiving support to begin to understand and accept these feelings and emotions is crucial. Taking care of your own emotional, mental and physical needs is vital in being able to support your child.
I have worked with children, young people and young adults with a range of disabilities, mental health issues and learning difficulties over the last six years and believe me, every single one of them have been amazing, wonderful and inspirational.
I work with parents of children with disabilities, mental health issues and learning difficulties to overcome the overwhelming emotions and to look to the future with hope, joy and excitement. To prepare for the amazing journey ahead.
I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. I offer a flexible approach to therapy which is client focused and client led. I will work with you and support you in finding your own answers, understanding and clarity to any issues you might have. Allowing you to develop your own self-awareness and autonomy.
I work with a range of client difficulties including anxiety, depression, mental health, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, trafficking and rape.
I have a passion for supporting people and encouraging people to fulfil their potential. I believe that every day is full of possibility and that change can happen at any time.
Taking the first steps
To get started on your personal journey. Phone, text or send me an e-mail. If I am unable to respond immediately please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. This will generally be in the evening.
Appointments are generally scheduled for evenings or weekends and are scheduled weekly or fortnightly depending on your availability and preference.
During our introductory session I will introduce myself and ask a few questions about you. There is no charge for the introduction and this will last approximately fifteen minutes. You are also able to ask me any questions you may have about Counselling and make an informed decision as to whether or not you would like us to continue to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Anxiety and Depression
- Alcohol and Substance Misuse
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Mental Health First Aid
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Sessions are charged at a rate of £35 for a 50 minute session.
Introductory session - No charge
Sessions are generally arranged for the evening. Please call 07784883432 for further information or to arrange an introductory session. Please leave a message with your name and number if I am unable to take your call and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings and weekends.
Types of client