I am a qualified Children's and Young People's Counsellor based in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. I am also a qualified Youth Worker and so have a good understanding of what it is like to grow up in current times.
Coming along to counselling can be quite a big deal for anyone, including children and young people, so I aim to make everyone feel comfortable and start building a good therapeutic relationship as soon as possible.
I work creatively which means that, although counselling can involve sitting and talking, it can also include play and other creative activities. If you think this may be something that your child may benefit from then just get in touch. We will arrange an initial session and then you can decide whether this is something you would like to continue or not.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years experience of working with children and young people. I have worked as a School Counsellor in both Primary and Secondary Schools. I have worked on a short, medium and long term basis with children and young people and have run a number of therapeutic groups.
I work with a range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, trauma, family seperation, disruptive behaviour, low self esteem and self harm. There is no problem to big or too small and if I feel I can't help you I will do my best to put you in touch with someone who can.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Schools
Place2Be Foundation Course Counselling Children in Schools
Member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and on the Accredited Voluntary Register
OCST - Certificate in Online Counselling - Pass with CreditJNC Qualified Youth Worker
MIND - Working With Bullying
MIND - Working With Young People Who Self Harm
BACP : Children's & Young People's Conference 2013
Place2Be : Working With Metaphor, Working With Difference & Diversity
Just "B" - Working Therapeutically with Children's Grief
Centre for Child Mental Health - Working with Groups Using Circle Time Techniques
Onlinevents - Working with Children & Young People Conference 2013
Leeds Safeguarding Level 2
The Tavistock & Portman Clinic : Speaking with the Body : Young People and self harm
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist Children's and Youth Counselling
Online counselling for young people anywhere in the UK is available.
£50 per 50 minute session
£30 for 30 minute session
Daily rates available for schools.
I am able to arrange counselling sessions or therapeutic group work in primary and secondary schools. Please get in touch for further details.