Children and young people come to counselling for a variety of issues, including; low mood and depression, fears and anxiety, grief and loss, self harm, suicidal thoughts, self esteem, anger and frustration, stress, and life transitions such as education and parental divorce.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and experienced in working with children and young people. Alongside a person-centred approach, I draw on traditional talking therapy techniques, CBT and creative activity skills. I am a member of the BACP Children, Young People & Families division and I work for a local children's counselling charity. I am qualified and experienced in working with people with autism spectrum condition. To find out more, click here...
Therapy is confidential, but I do believe it’s important to involve parents in the process, so we can all work together to help your child, in partnership with them. Young people who are able to, may wish to work without parental involvement and this can be explored.
FOR A 40 MINUTE SESSION
Sessions are available Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 12pm. I offer a free, no obligation, telephone call where you can outline what has prompted you to get in touch and I can explain my way of working. We can then arrange regular sessions. If I feel I am not the best person to help, I may suggest other more suitable services.
Initial sessions will be arranged with children and parents. This provides the opportunity to begin to build a therapeutic relationship with children and collaborate with parents, gathering information to gain a wider and deeper understanding. Sessions cost £40 for a 40 minute session. I aim to offer affordable, accessible therapy. So if you are experiencing financial difficulty, I am able to offer an affordable fee to a proportion of clients and this can be explored in our initial call.