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About me

I am a passionate, warm and friendly integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health.

I draw on creative arts and evidence based treatments such as Narrative Exposure Therapy with Children (KIDNET), Trauma Focus – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) and Children Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT). Creative and evidence based treatments is a flexible tool for me to follow and adapt to your own uniqueness and spontaneity,

Taking the brave step of coming to therapy is a first stage of a journey to rise and cope with adversity, develop empowerment and a stronger sense of self, robustness, resilience and determination. I will work alongside you to achieve personal goals.

I leave with with one of my favourite quote of hope and healing. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

"I learned that courage was not an absence of fear. But the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear “  (Nelson Mandela)

Contact me for a free 20 minutes  telphone consultation

Training, qualifications & experience

My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health.

I draw on creative arts and evidence based treatments such as Narrative Exposure Therapy with Children (KIDNET), Trauma Focus – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) and Children Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT). Creative and evidence based treatments is a flexible tool for me to follow and adapt to client’s own uniqueness and spontaneity,

Qualifications 

Level 7 P.G in Traumatology and PTSD: A compehesive and systematic approach in treating Complex PTSD in Adults and Children.

Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), Psychotherapy & Parenting Level Two 

Diploma in Child Counsellling (Integrative Approach)

Cerificate Childrens Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT)

Advance Diploma: The Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts 

Certificate in Therappeutic Play  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

£50.00 for 60 minutes·  (Taking into consideration the financial impact of the pandemic, concessional rate will be considered upon request).

Free telephone consultation for up to 20 minutes, providing an opportunity to explore and discuss reasons for wanting therapy. This gives you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist, I strongly believe this is the most important part taking the first step into therapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available weekdays only Mondays, Wednesday,Thursdays and Fridays 

Mondays: 4.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesdays: 4.30pm to 8.30pm

Thursdays: 5.15pm to 8.30pm

Fridays: 9.00am to 1.00pm 

Further information

I offer a safe, confidential, warm, honest, transparent  and non-judgemental space.

Basilton, Essex, SS13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults