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Paul Lennon, Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Family Psychotherapist (MACP)

Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8RS
07951 828 088 07951 828 088

About me


Psychotherapy, Mental Health & Well-Being Services.

I am a specialist Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with 17 years experience in the field of psychotherapy, mental health and well being.  I work with children, teenagers, young adults, parents and families.  As an NHS trained psychotherapist I have experience of working with the full range of Mental Health and Developmental difficulties and the more general emotional, behavioural and social difficulties experienced by children and young people and it's impact on families.

When things go wrong or are difficult this can begin to express itself in various ways;


* low mood, depression, low self-esteem,
*  anxiety,
*  irritability
* difficulties in eating and sleeping
*  difficulty in concentrating and participating in work, school, relationships and life.
*  problems with/ breakdown in relationships. 
* Behaviour that is difficult to understand
*  Feelings that are difficult to put into words

At these difficult points in life issues from the past are re-triggered ( sometimes without our even being aware of this) making it even more difficult to move forward and re-establish emotional stability and confidence.

Psychotherapy can help to locate and address these issues by providing a space outside of  ordinary life and it's expectations and obligations where issues can begin to present, be thought about and worked through.


Work with children, adolescents, young adults and families:

Work with children usually involves the use of play equipment to help the children communicate their states of mind and anxieties, work with adolescents and young adults follows a more traditional talking therapies approach although some simple art materials may be provided to facilitate this.

I offer short- term and open-ended therapy.

Parent Support Work

The purpose of parent work is to support them and to gain an understanding of the the family dynamics that help and/or hinder the young person's presenting issue or overall development.

Training, qualifications & experience

ACP Registered Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists train for a minimum of 6 years in the NHS.   I undertook my training at the NHS Tavistock Centre, London and the Birmingham Children's Hospital.  My practice is regulated through my professional association  the ACP which also regulates my continuing practice and professional development after qualification.

I have 20 years' experience in the field of psychotherapy and  mental health and have worked in a number of work settings; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), hospitals, forensics, therapeutic communities and schools.

Member organisations

ACP

Association of Child Psychotherapists

The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Association of Child Psychotherapists

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

School refusal and School truanting
School work not beginning/completing
Friendship problems
Issues with Authority
Lacking confidence
Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
Social Difficulties
Transitional difficulties e.g. into adulthood, adolescence, school beginings

Work within the area of fostering and adoption

Consultation to Parents

Fees

Fees will take into account the frequency of sessions and the nature of the work and generally start from £60 per session.

Concessions:

Where individuals and families encounter barriers to access due to social deprivation and low income I will work with them to overcome barriers to accessing psychotherapy and offer  lower rates.

The Natural Health Centre
86 The Green
Kings Norton
Birmingham
West Midlands
B38 8RS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Initial Consultation Appointments and Therapy Vacancies Available

Types of client

Children
Young people
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

Dear Colleague,Choosing a supervisor\case consultant is quite a personal decision and I would suggest an initial couple of sessions to find out if we might work together in a way that is helpful to you. I am a qualified supervisor and I teach on an integrative Adult & Child psychotherapy training .  I offer a psychodynamic approach to understanding clients and am comfortable if you work from other traditions in psychotherapy/counselling.   I offer generic supervision as well as a child & adolescent specialism.  You do not need to be a therapist to benefit from case supervision from a psychotherapist and may be working in a support, casework, therapeutic or pastoral role with your clients.    I have experience of offering clinical supervision and case consultation to a number of professional disciplines both as psychotherapist and as a Deputy Head of a  Psychology and Therapies Team. I have clinically supervised psychologists ( educational/developmental/ forensic), play therapists, music therapists, psychotherapists and counsellors.  I have offered on-going case consultation/supervision to social workers, teachers,  residential workers, learner mentors, pastoral support and welfare workers, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists.  I have specialist experience in Fostering & Adoption, Learning Disability, Autism, PDA,  Personality Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Sexual Abuse, impact of neglect & deprivation, Deliberate Self Harm, trauma and PTSD.I have specialist organizational experience gained in therapeutic community, forensic and hospital settings as well as more generic therapy practice settings.  I also offer organizational consultation to senior managers and have engaged in this work and at this level with school management teams and forensic and mental health therapeutic communities.I have consultation and supervision vacancies for individuals and groups at the moment and can offer a prompt first appointment

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Paul Lennon, Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Family Psychotherapist (MACP)

Paul Lennon, Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Family Psychotherapist (MACP)