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 and a Registered BPC Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counsellor.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Monday afternoons and evenings and Tuesday evening in Reading and Wednesday and Friday afternoons in Slough
Types of client
Supervision & training
I can offer Psychodynamic Supervision for those counsellors and related professionals either working with children and young people within a psychodynamic framework or for those wishing to develop a psychodynamic way of thinking within their work.View supervision profile