Beginning therapy can feel daunting and often, it is a big and meaningful step to seek help and begin to put into words what you need support with. I look forward to hearing from you via phone or email, for a brief chat to learn a little more about how life is for you at present and what you would like to get out of counselling. If you are happy to begin working together, we will see each other once a week at a mutually convenient time over an agreed period of time or an open ended process.
I receive all my clients with a non-judgmental and open mind, and with the idea that sometimes simply being listened to - really heard and understood - can have a profound impact on a person’s emotional well being. This, alongside a safe and confidential space for self-reflection, and the process of linking past and present experiences with emotional responses, can result in noticeable shifts in behaviour patterns and have a positive and lasting impact on mental health and self-care.
Therapy for children:
10% of children and young people aged 5-16 have a clinically diagnosable mental health issue, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience difficulties with their mental health, do not seek help. This can lead to challenging, aggressive, self-harming or withdrawn behaviour in children and teenagers and be a source of great concern for their parents, carers and wider networks.
I offer therapy to children age 5+ to help with issues such as divorce or separation, bereavement, anxiety, depression, loss, illness, self-harm, low self-esteem, bullying, suicidal thoughts and stress.
I use non-directive and client led talking therapy, play and creative materials to help children and teenagers explore, express and process their difficult emotions and behaviour. I am also experienced in working with children on the autistic spectrum and with children who have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
If you are a parent or carer seeking therapy for your child, then I am ready to hear from you by phone or email to discuss how I can help support your child or teenager's emotional well being. We would all meet for an initial session together and then, with your consent and your child's, I would meet with your child on their own weekly, thereafter. My therapy rooms are located on a busy high street should you wish to leave the centre or, you are of course welcome to wait in the reception area.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrated therapist, drawing on psychodynamic and person centred thinking, but adapting my clinical approach to meet the individual needs of my child and adult clients. I have extensive experience in offering short and long-term therapy to adults and children and have been working therapeutically for over six years, helping individuals to explore, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them.
Since qualifying, I have worked in a variety of educational settings such as primary and secondary schools and in sixth form colleges, providing individual therapy to staff, pupils and their parents/carers. I currently work as a school counsellor for a private preparatory day/boarding school and as a therapist for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust at their children’s day unit, Gloucester House School. I am also providing weekly therapy on the You Make It program - a charity for social change, which empowers and educates marginalised women back into education and employment.
Before training as a therapist, I was in the music industry, working with artists and performers as a Talent and Music Manager at MTV. I am particularly interested in working with musicians and performers in a therapeutic capacity, having gained a valuable insight into the pressures associated with fame.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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A 50 minute session is £60
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Friday
Types of client