Lyn Brooks MA Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist UKCP, MBACP
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a fully accredited Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, with ten years experience of working with children, young people, parents and families.I feel very strongly that children and young people should have access to support at the time they are experiencing the difficulties to prevent issues possibly being carried into adulthood.
I offer a safe, nurturing space where children and young people can explore and address distressing feelings.Your child maybe struggling to manage issues at school, family relationships, bereavement or family breakdown, such as divorce. These are the times that children need a safe, confidential space to express and make sense of their feelings and behaviours. This can lead to a better understanding of their troubling thoughts and feelings so they can learn healthier ways of relating and managing. I draw on a wide range of creative interventions and therapeutic approaches to provide a way forward specifically suited to your child's needs.
I have full insurance and hold an enhanced DBS. I am accredited by UKCP and a registered member of BACP.
What to Expect
I initially meet with parent(s) to discuss concerns and to take a thorough history as well as taking into consideration the child's hopes and wishes for therapy. This meeting usually takes 1 1/2 hours. Once we have agreed the best way forward I will formulate a therapeutic plan, which is reviewed reguarly.
Sessions are for 50 minutes on the same day and time on a weekly basis for an agreed period of time. This is one to one with your child, however sometimes sessions with the child and parent(s) together can be helpful. I also offer parent(s) sessions alone if this is considered to be the best way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy IATE University of East London (UEL).
Ten years experience of working in schools one to one and group work and in private practice.
Provide Mental Health training for school staff and parenting courses.
I am a member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am registered with UKCP to work with children and young people.
I am also a registered member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Young carers
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session and £60 for one and half hour consultations.
Some concessions available.
I use the arts, music, puppets and sand tray to facilitate verbal and non verbal communication. I work in the best interests of the child / young person in a child/young person centred way. My private practice is based in St Albans 5 minutes from the town centre. Parking permits provided.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available most afternoons and early evening.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Hello, I am an Integrative Child Psychotherapist offering creative and supportive clinical supervision to Child Psychotherapists and counsellors, play therapists and professionals working therapeutically with children and young people.View supervision profile