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Counselling and psychotherapy for children and adolescents

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I use a range of therapeutic techniques to facilitate the therapeutic process. I know it can be awkward for most people especially children and adolescents to speak about feelings and what they might be finding difficulty with. I will be genuine, authentic and be real with you.

Coming to therapy for the first time can be a daunting experience and it’s the job of the therapist to facilitate you feeling comfortable by building a non-intrusive, respectful relationship. This relationship is significant in enabling change to happen. I will provide you a safe and confidential space to explore what you bring to therapy. I believe strongly in therapy and its capacity to help people heal and by going through a process of understanding, painful, difficult, traumatic and life troubling events. To explore these events, I will provide you with a non-judgemental, empathic, confidential space.

Based in the Black Country, West Midlands, I am one of very few Black African Caribbean male Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist within the West Midlands Region.

Every adolescent and child has the right to be happy, healthy and feel safe. However, sometimes our plans to go in that direction get muddled or something comes along and either prevents us moving forward or makes us pause for while and we are unsure why. Counselling/Psychotherapy is a space to explore what might the reason be preventing children and adolescents from moving forward. 

A significant element of the counselling and psychotherapy journey involves building a non-intrusive and respectful relationship. The relationship will not involve forcing the child/adolescent to talk but will be at an appropriate pace and speed to suit. A further element to enabling safety is to provide therapy through play. This involves a range of resources as you where the child/adolescent can creatively express their thoughts and feelings, that otherwise could be difficult with words.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Graduate Certificate Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

BPhil Ed Youth & Community Studies

Member organisations

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues related to Adoption

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

When I work

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Afternoon
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Availability will increase as client base increases

Further information

In order to begin therapy an free 30 minute assessment will need to take place either on the phone, online or face to face.  This assessment involves discussing a suitable time, the goal of therapy and discussing what has happening that has brought you to therapy.

Children and adolescents will be offered a confidential space, but with limitations for example if there is a disclosure of harm or danger then this may involve speaking to Child Protection services or the registered GP in order to ensure children and adolescents are safe.

Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom