How are you, really? Living in a never-ending pandemic has brought many of our underlying issues, relationships and desires into real confrontation. Are you struggling to make a major life choice? Going through significant change? Is the return to social or professional life filling you with dread or anxiety? Are you struggling to be all things to all people - children, colleagues, partners and feel overwhelmed by it all? I hear you.
Living in such great uncertainty can throw so much up for us. This kind of chronic underlying stress can have a knock-on effect on your ability to be all things to all people in your life.
The invitation of therapy is to:
- create some emotional space just for you
- to 'pause' and try to process more objectively your struggles
- explore your inner world, your unmet desires, fears and sorrows
- offer clarity and cohesion
- make meaning of your life
Counselling for teens (16+) and young adults
Dear parent/family member, My heart goes out to you. Times couldn’t be tougher. You don’t need me to rattle away the staggering headlines and data around young people’s mental health and wellness falling by the wayside. Your pain and holding that space for your children’s pain is a lot to carry. So I first want to acknowledge your love and care for your child to help them by looking into providing them professional resource and allowing them the autonomy to work through their experience confidentially. Once in motion, trusting their counselling process may alleviate some of your own fears and anxiety which can strain family relationships.
I offer after-school sessions from 3-6pm. Please get in touch for an initial consultation. I trained with Place2Be, the national children's mental health charity, where I counselled adolescents in secondary school using creative, relational modalities. I have an enhanced DBS.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor (Dip, MBACP) trained in a number of tools and theoretical frameworks that are tailored according to your needs.
- I currently serve East Sussex NHS Macmillan cancer patients and their families.
- I have previously worked and trained with Place2Be, the largest young people's mental health charity, where I worked with teenagers using creative tools and play.
- I am also a trained social scientist (MA, Sociology, Goldsmiths). The combination of the two studies allows me to see the bigger picture of the larger systems and structures that affect our social lived realities. Factors such as addiction, bereavement, chronic illness, gender issues, loneliness, poverty, racism, social status, and more do not occur in isolation nor are they strictly limited to childhood.
- My theoretical emphasis is Psychodynamic and Psychosocial science, encompassing memory, history, and trauma that can inform and shape our mind and behaviour. I also offer practical tools and techniques. Counselling is not an idle vocation; I engage, I challenge, I encourage, I witness, I contain and keep safe - this is also how I was trained.
- I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work within their ethical principles and guidelines working with integrity and accountability.
- I am part of the Psychologists for Social Change network.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescent and young adults -
- becoming an adult
- body changes
- family dynamics
- identity issues
- self-confidence/ self-esteem
- suicide ideation
From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Finding the right fit is important. Let's arrange an informal chat to get a brief overview of what you're looking for and discuss practicalities. There is no obligation beyond the consultation. Thereafter, sessions are charged at £50 per session (50 minutes). I offer concessions on a regular basis.
For more information and to book, visit https://www.kcbtherapy.com/consultations
If you are a parent/family member concerned about a young person, I am here to help. I work with teenagers 16+ and young adults in after-school sessions.
Sessions are on weekdays from 9 am with the last appointment at 5 pm GMT.
(If you live outside the U.K., or have childcare/work needs, we can arrange alternatives).