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