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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist MA Psych, DipSup UKCP

About me

Hello and a warm welcome to my page. I am a UKCP accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MA) with over 14 years experience of providing therapy for children, parents, adults and families. I have full professional insurance and an enhanced DBS.

Building a strong therapeutic relationship is at the heart of all work I undertake and I hold a warm, safe, containing and accepting space for children, adolescents, parents and adults alike to work on what might be causing difficulty and distress. 

With children and adolescents, the work often does not solely rely on words as a way of communicating so in addition to talking therapy I provide creative tools for sand tray, play, art, drama and music making as an additional way of integrating difficult experiences and feelings and finding new ways of being.  All therapeutic work is underpinned by a trauma informed and evidence based approach and being integratively trained means that I have a wide range of tools from many schools of therapy that can be used to suit each person uniquely. 

I have a wealth of experience of working with a wide variety of presenting issues across all age ranges. These include but are not limited to;

Attachment 

Developmental disorders

Domestic violence

Abuse and neglect

Anxiety

Depression and low mood

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Inner child work

Behavioural difficulties

Parenting support

Loss and bereavement

Academic stress

Ill health

Relationships/friends

Life transitions

Identity explorations

Parental separation/divorce

Low self esteem

School anxiety/phobia

Self harm

I offer one to one sessions with children and young people, sessions with parents and children together, sessions with adults and parenting sessions for those who want support in bonding with their child and/or strengthening their resources for the task of parenting. Work can be both long or short term depending on your needs.

Where I provide therapy to children, I also work parents and caregivers in support of their process. 

Please do feel free to get in touch should you have any questions or would like to explore us working together. 

What to Expect

We will begin with an initial meeting so that we have time to gather a full history and carefully consider key areas of concern. We can then agree the best way forward together, tailored uniquely to you or your child. 

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are at the same time and place weekly, for an agreed period of time, and are open to regular review around how things are progressing.

I am currently taking remote referrals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling, Terapia, Middlesex University

Diploma in Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia, Middlesex University

Certificate in Adult Counselling, Terapia Middlesex University

Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. I am registered on the UKCP specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.

My clinical experience includes work within children's services and schools,  setting up and running school counselling provisions and whole school approaches to therapeutic thinking as well as providing training around attachment and children's mental and emotional well being. I have been a core tutor,  clinical supervisor, mother and baby observation group facilitator, toddler observation group facilitator and visiting lecturer on a UKCP accredited masters level integrative child psychotherapy training organisation. I currently have a well established private practice where I work with people of all ages a wide range difficulties and concerns.

Member organisations

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Types of client I help:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Organisations

I am fully registered and insured.

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

There are some limited concessionary spaces for low income families.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available to work remotely 

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person
Online

I am an experienced integrative child psychotherapist offering a creative, relational, embodied and supportive approach to clinical supervision for child psychotherapists and counsellors, trainee child psychotherapists and counsellors, play therapists, mentors, social workers and professionals working therapeutically with children and young people.

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