Professional, Confidential Therapy, Unique to Each Individual
I have specialised training in therapeutic support for children, young people (5-24 years old) and families. However, I am currently only offering to 13+ years old. If you wish to discuss counselling for a younger child, please get in touch and together we will decide whether the current support would be suitable.
I offer both long-term and short-term therapy and, due to the current pandemic, I am only delivering phone/webcam appointments. The suitability of this delivery will be discussed during all assessments.
I support varying issues, some of which are listed:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Behaviour, Depression, Disability, Family conflict, Identity, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work/school related issues
Young People's Counselling (13-24 years)
For many children and young people, counselling can be an unknown experience and so I often work with creative means e.g. toys, art work, outdoor objects, alongside the talking therapy, as the use of objects can increase a client’s comfort and ability to share within a session. They are also a fantastic tool in supporting the exploration of inner thoughts, feelings and beliefs to help with reflection towards personal growth.
Individual counselling relates to the support for 25 years and above. Throughout our lives, we will have experiences that affect our ability to be our best selves. These sessions provide a safe and confidential space where you are able to focus on self-exploration and reflection to see what it is you need, to become who you wish to be.
Specialist mentoring is not the same as counselling but, still draws on therapeutic techniques. This is a separate service to the counselling.
Within mentoring, I offer confidential, client-centred support that focuses on empowering individuals to explore techniques and strategies that can help overcome barriers. I actively listen to your desired goals and provide support using my professional judgement. This support is often explored for individuals embarking on university life or employment-based concerns but is not restricted to this.
Concession for counselling students
Structure of Support
Following receipt of your email of interest, I will contact you via email/phone call to provide an introduction to a basic overview of therapy and answer any questions you may have about me/my practice. Under 16's must be referred by a parent, care giver or external service provider.
Base Assessment (approx. 45 mins)
An introduction to therapy- covering the boundaries and structure of the therapeutic agreement, including an explanation of times where confidentiality may be breached, will be explained to you along with your reasons for wanting to attend/wanting a child or young person to attend therapy.
On-going counselling work
50-minute sessions exploring thoughts, feelings, experiences and behaviours that may be influencing everyday life. Each session is confidential to allow free expression without judgement, to enable the therapeutic journey to take place. The length of therapy will be different for everyone so this will be discussed frequently.
All personal data and notes will be kept securely in line the legal GDPR guidelines.