The person-centred counselling I can offer to a child or young person aims to help her/his personal, educational and social needs. I am specifically trained in working with children from 3 years up to the age of 18 years.
A key advantage of this type of counselling is its flexibility and focus on the whole individual that is tailored to each child’s needs. It is particularly useful with children and young people who are dealing with anxiety, fears, phobias, low feelings, trauma, loss and low self-esteem, helping to build resilience and confidence. Within the counselling relationship a child will have a special time just for them, a time to talk about life, about feelings and worries, a time to think about things and what happens in relationships around them. This space gives time for children to work through strong feelings and worries that can affect their behaviour.
I also specialise in using creative arts therapeutically to enable young people to deal with their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and make better sense of their world. Working together, children can find a path toward better well-being and the support to build their own confidence and resilience.
I work in private practise in Woodbridge, alongside counselling practise in schools.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Child Counselling Diploma from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education and a Post Graduate Certificate in The Therapeutic Arts (UEL). I am a Registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I work from an integrative approach offering person-centred counselling and in practise use Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Therapy.
I attend regular supervision to adhere to the BACP's strict code of practise, have the Certificate in Counselling Skills and have up to date Safeguarding and Child Protection training.
I have an enhanced DBS check and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Separation anxiety
I charge £40 for client sessions which are usually hourly. Payment of a session will be required when a cancellation is less than 24 hours before the booked time.
I offer an initial parent only session where together we discuss what is going on for your child at the moment. If you wish to proceed, counselling sessions will be weekly, working alongside school commitments. Parents can drop off and pick up their children where appropriate to the child's age. Each term there is an opportunity for parents to have a meeting to discuss ongoing therapy.
It is usual to commit to at least 6 sessions and can be longer as required, as it is beneficial to work towards a planned ending. We will enter a therapy contract so our arrangements and the content of sessions are clearly understood. All sessions remain confidential unless there is a concern relating to a safeguarding issue.
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Types of client