As a child, it would have been easy to describe me as a dreamer yet I was unable to escape the harsh reality of my childhood which was one of loss, war and displacement. Even at that young age, I was acutely aware of the difficulties others were experiencing whilst finding it difficult to express my own emotions. I developed a drive to help others which has continued throughout my life. I enjoy providing mental clarity and a listening ear in their times of need. For the past six years, I have worked as a therapist and gained invaluable skills. My focus has been on children and young people which has included working with a wide range of clients, families and professionals, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and in a variety of settings (private clients, schools). My clients have presented with a wide range of difficulties and life experiences including attachment difficulties, abuse, neglect, loss, bereavement, self-harm, anger, parental separation/divorce, aggression, peer relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, low- confidence, fostered, anxiety.
I have chosen to work with this age group because it’s a unique time in a young person’s life and my purpose is to help them express themselves knowing they will be listened to without judgment.
I endeavour to give them a comfortable, safe space where they can do this and gain much satisfaction from seeing them progress.
I am registered member of PTUK/PTI and BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Play Therapy and Creative Arts, Play Therapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills , Play Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, CPCAB Accredited
- Creative Clinical Supervisor for Play and Creative Arts Therapist.
- Introductory Theraplay® & MIM
- Registered COSP Facilitator
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents.
Attachment theory, through the Circle of Security®, offers clear, individualised pathways for providing a secure relationship between parent and child.Every child comes into the world seeking a secure relationship with her/his caregivers. The Circle of Security® program helps promote that security.
Theraplay® is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.