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About me

I am a qualified and experienced Child and Adolescent Counsellor. I hold and Msc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents as well as being a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP, a Registered BPC Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counsellor and a Registered BPC Psychodynamic Organisational Therapist.

Working with Children and Adolescents is a specialised field and my training has equipped me to be able to use skills and approaches that allow me to work with young children who may not have the emotional vocabulary to express themselves. When working with younger children I use play and other creative ways of engaging with them in order to help them to make meaning to their distress. I work in a non directive way with both Children and Young People up to the age of 25. When working with Adolescents and Young Adults I can take a more 'traditional' talking therapy approach or use a creative one depending on what works best for them.

I am a Registered Circle of Security Facilitator which is Parenting Programme for parents using an attachment based approach. This programme can be delivered either in groups or with individual parents and aims to support parents with understanding their child’s needs as well as developing their relationship to one another.

I aim to provide a calm and safe space for my clients to help them feel more comfortable in addressing what is causing them their distress. I am creative in my approach and will focus on the unconscious drives and feelings that may well be affecting how someone is feeling in the present.

Training, qualifications & experience

Msc (Merit) Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents Certificate in Counselling Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Child Care.

Completed a Course in Neuroscience for Therapists.

Mental Health Trainer School Counsellor Speciality in and extensive experience of working with Looked After Children.

Registered Circle of Security Facilitator

Certificate in Supervision (Society for Analytical Psychology)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per session for individuals per hour £85per session for families for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Concessions will be considered for low income clients.

When I work

I am available on Monday afternoons and evenings  in Reading and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons in Slough

Windsor, Berkshire, SL4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I hold a Certificate in Supervision from The Society of Analytical Psychology.

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