Adolescence can be a time of turmoil for many teenagers as they attempt to navigate the complex pressures of school and their social lives while gradually gaining independence from their parents.
Previously good relationships with parents can begin to break down causing friction in the household and distress for all involved. Teenagers often find it particularly hard to confide in their parents and instead find it helpful to explore their issues in the safe, non judgemental space that counselling can provide.
I am an experienced counsellor for children and their parents. Having worked at Childline, Barnet Youth Centre, Theplace2be and in a variety of school settings. I am very aware of the range of issues affecting the emotional well-being of young people.
I work in a person centred manner offering a calm, non-judgemental approach for the young person to explore issues they might be finding hard at home or school. Anxiety around exams, peer pressure, parental separation, bullying, low self-esteem and self-harm as well as gender identity are some of the issues I regularly address.
As a parent it can at times be hard to know how best to support and guide our children and it may feel very lonely managing this without help. While working with a young person with their consent I often meet with parents to guide the family towards positive change.
I can also work solely with parents if they would like to explore ways to support the young people in their care. Often our parenting style is affected by how we were raised and it can be helpful to explore this in a safe, confidential environment.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss counselling for yourself or for your child.
Training, qualifications & experience
Institute of Education. Psychology certificate
Childline training and work as a counsellor for 5 years
Barnet Youth Centre 2 years counselling Young People
Post Graduate Diploma in counselling children in schools.
Presently I am working as a counsellor at St Margaret's school in Hampstead
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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specialist in child and adolescent counselling. I can offer support to parents who require guidance for their child.
£75 per session
Also I'm recognised by all major health insurance companies BUPA, AVIVA, Cigna, PPP etc