I have over 4 years experience of working directly with children, young people and their families within different settings including CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Oxfordhealth NHS Foundation Trust, Featherstone Primary School in Birmingham and Oxfordshire Children’s Centres. I am also a Relationship counsellor working for an agency.
I offer a confidential space where children and young people can explore difficulties safely without judgement. I value the expression of children and young people by giving them the opportunity to be truly seen and heard. I believe helping them to find a way to communicate their inner experience, at a time when they are finding life difficult, can help to relieve the pressure and find a way to begin enjoying their life once again.
I work in a child centred way which means that the counselling work is sometimes done through talking therapy and at other times mediums such as art, stories and play may be used. These mediums offer children and young people the opportunity to express what is going on in their internal world without having to find the words directly, something that is often challenging for them.
Next steps: If you would like to consider counselling, please email or telephone me initially. We can have a brief conversation about how I can help and then book an assessment if you would like to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Children
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- Non-Violent Communication 1
- CBT Skills Training
- Finding the Real Self
- Adolescent on Parent Violence
- DBT Skills Training
- Talking Teens
- The Parent Puzzle
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please make contact to discuss fees and availability.
Currently offering Saturday appointments