Hello and welcome to my page. I am a fully accredited Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, with twelve 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).
Twelve 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).
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session and £60 for one and half hour consultations.
Some concessions available.
I am available most afternoons and early evening.
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.