Mandy Dadswell UKCP acc. Teenager/child & adult Psychotherapist
Child, adolescent & adult psychotherapist: On line or via telephone. In these difficult times you may need somebody to talk to whether it be about the current situation with COVID-19 or something else.
Currently we are all required to make changes. Learning to manage and adapt may be hard because human beings are not supposed to be in isolated situations, we are social creatures. Children and young people will find it extremely difficult to change as their physical and psychological needs require socialisation. I can help all age groups to maintain good mental health, gain resilience and learn coping techniques throughout this time.
I also work with families to enable better communication in these difficult times and to find effective ways to retain good mental health throughout the isolation periods the government have put into place.
I run workshops for families, teachers and schools however they are on hold for now. I have replaced them with wellbeing group work for children, adolescents and adults.
Please contact me to find out more or for a free telephone consultation.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Child, teenager and adult Psychotherapist
Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling adult and child
Degree (Honours) in Psychology
Diploma in Person Centred counselling
Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Life coaching Certificate
Training in therapeutic art and play
Mindfulness based therapy
Safeguarding children and young people
Working with young people - various qualifications and experience (CAMHS trained)
Solution Focused work
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
St Michaels trained in bereavement support and CBT
Working with couples
Accredited by UKCP
Level 1 Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - working with families
Certificate in Supervision
I work with all age groups via the internet or telephone. Worries about the COVID-19 situation, relationship problems, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, addictions, self harming are amongst the many issues I can help people with.
I have worked within a wide range of settings that include: a multi national boarding school for 4-18 year olds, secondary and primary education in both individual and group work, in a hospice for long term illness and bereavement. I have experience in working with physical and mental illness as a result of trauma and addictions. I can offer life coaching and management skills/coping strategies to individuals or as part of group work via online platforms which I can help you set up. I also work with families who feel as their communication skills have broken down.
As well as working privately I also work as part of a training organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists which has now adapted, to fit with new government guidelines, to work through the internet or via telephone.
I attend regular on line development groups and on going training sessions which enhance my work and enables me to keep up to date with regulations, policies and modern, up to date ways of working with wellbeing and neuroscience.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Being a parent can be a difficult task as it is without the added worry of social distancing and possible isolation. Children and teenagers need their friends and peers to sustain positive mental health. Adults may find the COVID-19 situation difficult to cope with however adult brains have developed fully enough so that anxiety can be managed better than a young persons brain.
A teenager’s brain is continuing to develop, it has not stopped, therefore their brain processes information differently to an adult’s fully grown brain. The part of the brain used to manage emotions, make decisions, reason, and control inhibitions is constantly restructuring during the teenage years, meaning teens are simply unable to think through things in an adult way.
Hormones, produced during adolescence, can further complicate things. The whole brain does not reach full maturity until about the mid-20’s. Fortunately there are ways to help a young person to understand and manage worries or anxieties such as the uncertainties we face today.
I work with young people to help them understand what is happening and give them coping mechanisms to sustain healthy minds during these difficult times.
I also offer online or telephone therapy to adults giving them strategies to communicate effectively and to support them in managing their own and/or their family's wellbeing.
Contact me for a free telephone consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible availability. Day and evening appointments.
Types of client