Are you a teenager? or a younger child ? Would you like to talk to someone about your worries and fears? Are you a parent or carer of a young person who you feel may benefit from counselling?
I specialise in working with young people of all ages and provide a safe, confidential and friendly environment to enable them to access the counselling process.
Yes ! Young people can and do respond and benefit from having someone outside the family to share their thoughts and worries with, in a safe and professional atmosphere.
I have been therapeutically involved for many years with vulnerable young people of all ages working both in the school environment and outside of it.
In addition to traditional 1:1 talking, I engage people of all ages in non-directive, creative activities such as drawing, painting, clay work and sand trays which allows the healing process to begin to emerge as hidden emotions are explored.
Young people have explored many issues with me which have been causing them anxiety and unhappiness , such as those caused by:
- parental Separation
- self Harm
- anxiety and anger
- low self esteem
- suicidal thoughts
I usually suggest that young people come for 3-4 sessions to give it a try and see if they feel comfortable working with me.
In addition to my work with young people I have many years experience of working with adults.
Ex- Boarders - I have developed an interest in the experience of people who have attended Boarding School. Many do not realise that this is the root of the difficulties that they may be having with relationships and anxieties.
If you are an ex-boarder than we could consider together the impact that this separation from the family may have had on you in your adult life.
We would work through recognising the impact on yourself as a child, to accepting the resulting difficulties which may have been caused by this early separation. And finally changing the patterns of survival which where helpful as a child but not so useful in adult life.
I provide supervision for other counsellors, both trainees and qualified. My aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you can feel confident to explore any difficulties you may be having and also to celebrate your successes.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA; Dip Therapeutic Counselling;
- Diploma Person Centred Art Therapy Skills (PCATS)
- Foundation- Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Cert. Creative Supervision ( UKCP accredited)
- Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)
- Member BACP- Children and Young People
- Member PCATA - Person Centred Art Therapy Association
Experienced working with both Primary and Secondary aged young people.
Experienced with male and female survivors of sexual abuse and trauma and
in working with Pre-trial therapy.
I have developed an interest in working with ex- Boarders . Many people do not realise the impact this early separation has on themselves and their subsequent relationships as adults. If you are an ex-boarder either early or late and have struggled maintaining relationships, it may be useful to explore this aspect of your life.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Survivors
Daytime and early evening appointments available
I have premises near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire