I am an experienced Psychotherapist offering short-term and long-term psychotherapy for children, young people and adults. I am able to provide safe and effective therapy, whether you have a diagnosis (such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder etc.) or not.
I have been working as a counsellor since 2016. I have completed additional training and am experienced in working therapeutically with people on the Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers’ syndrome), ADHD and learning difficulties.
I welcome people from all walks of life; I will not make assumptions about you based on your sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social, economic or immigration status, lifestyle, religious or cultural beliefs.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to enable my clients to work through any type of difficulty they may be dealing with.
I am humanistic and psychodynamic in my approach, which means that while I believe that our childhood and early experiences have a significant impact on us, I also believe that these can be changed and re-written at any point in our lives.
Additionally, I believe that the relationship between client and therapist (the therapeutic relationship) is the strongest healing force within therapy. We get hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships. Therapy is designed to provide you an opportunity to heal yourself: through your connection with the therapist who will lend you their professional knowledge and expertise.
My Approach to Working with Children/Adolescents:
My approach to working with children and young people is an integration of Play therapy, Art therapy, Attachment Theory and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Therapy sessions may be held weekly or fortnightly, depending on your preference.
I also provide Parent Consultation sessions to help you with any practical questions or concerns you may have regarding managing your child’s behaviour or emotional state.
For further information, please contact me directly.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked at an Addiction Rehabilitation Support Service in the public health sector for over two years. I also have experience of working with children living in care and volunteering at a local LGBTQ Centre.