Throughout life we all experience various challenges and difficulties along the way. Things can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to know who to turn to. Reaching out for support can feel empowering and it can lead to growth not only personally but also impact the network around you. My role is to support and be alongside you within the process of healing.
I am an integrative therapist and offer individual sessions for children, adolescents and adults. At the heart of my work is the therapeutic relationship along with creating a safe, nurturing, confidential space for young people and adults in order to support them to explore their inner world and true self. I have a keen interest in attachment, developmental trauma along with neuroscience and intergenerational complexities. I am a qualified Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor and a member of BACP. I am also currently in my last year of a MA level training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy which is accredited by UKCP.
I recognise each and every one of us are different and draw upon a wide range of theoretical approaches and styles in order to support children, young people and adults with a wide range of difficulties and concerns. As well as talking I incorporate play, art and creativity within the therapeutic space in order to support self-expression and making sense of feelings and behaviours. When working with children and young people I work closely with parents/carers and can offer support for the network around them, including educational settings and other professionals in order for the child or young person to be fully supported.
What to expect
Contacting a therapist might be a new experience for you and can initially feel quite daunting. It is important that you find a therapist that you feel is right for you or your child which I am very open to discuss. You are welcome to give me a call and have a conversation to see if you feel I can offer what you need.
All of my work starts with an initial assessment where we can have time together to discuss your reasons for starting therapy whether this be for yourself or for your child. I will gather a full history during this time and we can think about your hopes from therapy, taking in consideration your child’s wishes also if the referral is for them. We can then discuss the best way forward.
Sessions are one to one for 50 minutes on the same day and time each week which will be agreed at the beginning of our therapeutic journey together. When working with children/young people I offer and facilitate regular reviews with parents/carers.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years’ experience in working in various types of educational settings, facilitating therapy with young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with children/young people of various ages with social, emotional difficulties including ASD, ADHD, OCD and Attachment Disorders alongside supporting parents. I have worked with adults and young people experienced trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, body dysmorphia, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
- I currently facilitate therapy with children, adolescents and adults at Stortford Therapy Space, Bishops Stortford
- I also currently facilitate therapy with children, adolescents and adults at The Butterfly Room, Stevenage
- I am open to facilitating therapy within the school setting, depending on location.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Counselling, Terapia/Middlesex University
- Last year of training for Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Terapia/Middlesex University
- Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Trainee Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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
- I have full insurance and an enhanced DBS.
- As a member of BACP I adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.