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 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Additional information

£50 per session

Availability

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
Naomi Castle

Naomi Castle