Philippa Downs Child and Adolescent Counsellor PGDip., MBACP

Philippa Downs Child and Adolescent Counsellor PGDip., MBACP


07758 563326

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07758 563326

About me

I am a fully qualified, Integrative Child and Adolescent Counsellor and a registered Memeber of the BACP.  I offer counselling and play based therapy to children of primary school age and in the early years of secondary school. I also support parents and families.  I work from my Private Practice in Wimbledon or in schools if the school gives consent.

I work with issues such as:

  • anxiety
  • anger
  • emotional and behavioural problems
  • bullying and friendship worries
  • bereavement
  • domestic abuse and trauma
  • parental separation and divorce
  • relationship and family issues
  • improving communication in the family
  • parenting support
  • self confidence and resilience
  • bereavement
  • parental addiction, alcohol and drug use

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children, University of East London and Place2Be
  • School counsellor, in both primary and secondary schools
  • Support for parents of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Specialist training and experience as a Bereavement Counsellor for children and families dealing with complex bereavements such as suicide, sudden death and long term illness, loss of a parent or sibling.
  • Worked extensively with children and families affected by addiction or parental alcohol and drug use.
  • Qualified M-PACT Practitioner (programme for families affected by parental drug and alcohol use)
  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I support parents and families as well as individual children.


Free 30 minute telephone consultation.

£60 for initial meeting/assessment including follow up phone call.

£50 per session lasting 50 minutes.

Maps & Directions

London, SW19

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Available weekdays to visit schools, after school and Saturday mornings for private practice

Types of client

Young people