Mae Hodgkinson

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MSc Integrative Psychotherapy Child and Adolescent
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Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1RZ
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About me

When our children experience significant emotional distress, it is extremely difficult for them and for you. Please contact myself at Mindcraft Psychotherapy to book via text, email or call me to arrange a free 15 minute phone chat to see if I can help your child with their journey in getting help with their struggles.

I aim to support a child or young person with dignity and respect, working with a warm, caring and sensitive approach to suit their needs.  I use the relationship between myself and a child or young person as the central point to the therapy. I then guide the therapeutic process using theories from psychoanalysis and Gestalt theory and backed by current neuroscience somatic theories.  This knowledge informs my understanding of a child’s developmental traumas and experiences, often the foundations of their current problematic thinking and behaviours.  The open-ended length of work I offer also lends itself to this depth of work and is suitable for any issue a child or young person is experiencing, as well as the specific needs of neurodiverse children.

I use a combination of talking therapy, interpretative play and the use of creative mediums such as arts, crafts and sand tray. These techniques enable engagement in an age-appropriate way accommodating each child’s differences and abilities to communicate.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, registered with both BACP and UKCP. I have been carrying out psychotherapy and counselling for children and young people in schools across Birmingham and Shropshire over the last 6 years. This has included primary and secondary schools, as well as a pupil referral unit for excluded children.  I have also worked in private practice clinic for the past 2 years. This experience has enabled me to work with a vast array of children’s issues and diverse cultural and contextual backgrounds.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse children and young people: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Asperger's, Attention Deficit Disorder/Syndrome. ADHD. I have experience of working with A.R.F.I.D - Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£65 per hour

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation regarding your child or young person.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am currently based at the Bishop Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RZ.   If your child is coming to a therapy session it is really important that Parents or guardians of children under 16th must stay in the building while their child or young person is in their therapy session.  This is in case they are needed during the session. 

Parents or guardians can wait for their child or young person in the reception area adjacent to the therapy room.

There is full disabled access to the therapy room. 

There is also parking outside the building, your vehicle can be registered at the reception area to prevent a parking fine.

Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1RZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

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Mae Hodgkinson
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