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)
Registered / Accredited
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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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
£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.
Concessions offered for
I am available on Monday afternoons and evenings in Reading and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons in Slough