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(Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children, MBACP)

About me

Hello

If you are worried about your child or adolescent, as a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor for young people, I can help, so please do not feel alone.

I offer a safe setting for therapy where I work one on one with children in a warm and playful environment in areas such as the following:

Trauma, Relationships, Transitions, Abuse, Sexuality, Self-esteem, Loss and Bereavement

As an integrative counsellor I draw upon many different therapeutic approaches to help young people understand their emotions.

In a nurturing atmosphere, I adapt to the needs of each young person where they lead the session and tell their story through the metaphor of play. Therapy takes place in a confidential setting. The work can be either short or long term. I work creatively with child and adolescents at their pace accepting what they bring. I offer a therapeutic space where I listen and we can explore difficult feelings together.

Seeing a counsellor can help a young individual cope with difficult emotions and challenging behaviours. Over time they will understand and make sense of their feelings and experiences and build resilience and confidence.

My work is underpinned by the BACP counselling profession ethical framework and guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in primary schools with children on a one to one basis and have experience facilitating groups within a school setting. I regularly undergo my own supervision to ensure that I provide the best possible counselling.

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children in Schools (BACP Accredited Course)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
  • B.A. Hons Psychology

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£50 per session

When I work

Please do contact me to talk about availability.

Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people