Your Therapist Role:

I am a Counsellor and Therapist specialising in therapeutic work with children and young people. Before training as a Counsellor, I worked in primary schools for 10 years as a TA, and then later, supporting childrens behaviour and mental health.

In sessions I use a variety of therapeutic models including talk therapy, CBT, creative interventions, Play techniques and mindfulness to support children with a wide range of difficulties.

Therapy sessions are age appropriate and individually tailored in order to meet the needs of the children. Sessions are held in a safe, calm environment in order to explore, identify and improve thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We work together to explore possible coping strategies and improve overall mental health.

Qualifications:

Advanced Diploma (equiv to foundation degree) in Counselling Children and Young People, Certificate in CBT, Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, Youth Mental Health First Aid, BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies, Foundation Degree in Childrens Services.

Additional training courses include sand therapy, Lego therapy, safeguarding children, introduction to child psychology, attachment, trauma, managing children’s behaviour.

 

Memberships:

Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Member of Children, Young People and Families Division (BACP).

 

Likes and Dislikes:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I do a lot of walking,  getting lost in good books, and travelling.

I dislike feeling cold, and spiders!