I am a Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist and have over 18 years experience of working with addiction, abuse and trauma and the hidden harm agenda of how substance abuse can affect family systems. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists & the Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapists. As well as having a private practice, I work in secondary and primary school settings, supporting the children, their parents and school staff.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds and my qualification as an Intercultural Counsellor, has equipped me to support my clients to explore cultural challenges. I also have experience of working with young people and supporting them through the challenges of puberty, empowering them to raise their self image and to gain a greater understanding of the Self, which in turn fuels their self esteem. I have worked with young people and families affected by gang culture, trauma, rape, abuse and domestic abuse. I also work with attachment challenges, self harm, bereavement, loss and substance abuse.
I work with children alone and together with their caregivers and families exploring any attachment, behavioural and or emotional challenges using varying non-intrusive methods aiding the relationships to be explored at the pace of all of those involved.
Masters in Transpersonal Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy
Adv. Dip Intercultural & Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Sandplay Therapy AIST
Diploma in Art Therapy AIST
Clinical Supervisor AIST
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
These fees are per session and can be discussed at the assessment stage, as a few limited sessions are offered at a reduced fee.
I use a variety of approaches complimented with a creative style of working using visualisations, music, art, written exercises, story telling, role play, sandplay and play therapy. This integrative way of working supports the client to become empowered enabling them to explore their emotions in a manner more bespoke in meeting their needs.