I am an Attachment-based integrative Child Psychotherapist working with clients from age 4 up to 18. I qualified with an MA in Child Psychotherapy in 2016 from the Institute of Art and Therapy in Education. This rigorous training provided me with the opportunity to become UKCP certified after I qualified. I have gained experience working in many different primary and secondary London schools with individual children and groups. My one to one integrative psychotherapy sessions offer children and adolescents a safe, reflective space while I work collaboratively with school staff and parents to find strategies to best support the child.... Continue Reading.
I am a BACP registered child and adolescent counsellor and trainee child and adolescent psychotherapist, with over 7 years of experience working with children and young people in a variety of settings. I have worked in primary and secondary schools in different capacities, young offender’s units as part of an outreach team, as well as children and young people from marginalised communities abroad. This has given me an extensive understanding of working with different backgrounds and cultures and what impacts the emotional and mental health of individuals. As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, I draw upon different modalities to meet the... Continue Reading.
I have worked therapeutically with children and young people in the education sector for over 10 years in addition to 7 years counselling adults. I am also a qualified teacher and specialised in SEN, working with children and young adults for over 10 years. I am passionate at helping children and adults who feel lost, confused, trapped or overwhelmed; helping them become more resilient and find hope. That where they are doesn’t have to be the end, but with the right support, and care, it can become a beginning in a new chapter.... Continue Reading.
I take a psychotherapeutic approach to my clients, informed by attachment theory, object relations and play therapy practices. I also use mindfulness and emotional regulation interventions. Always at the forefront of mind is creating a warm and compassionate environment for the child or young person. I believe in treating everyone with sensitivity and empathy. Therapy can feel scary and sometimes it feels like feelings are too difficult to describe. I create a safe space where a young person can feel heard and able to express themselves through different mediums.... Continue Reading.
I am an integrative trained counsellor which allows me to tailor the therapy I offer to an individual’s needs and as a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I follow their ethical framework. I have a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a level 5 in Counselling Young People. By creating a calm, safe space and focusing on the issues that are impacting someone’s life. I hope to enable them to understand and help them process their feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I have extensive experience working with children and young people from 7 to 25... Continue Reading.
I was trained at the Caspari Foundation in Educational Psychotherapy and have been a psychotherapist for 7 years. Educational psychotherapy is based on the premise that barriers to learning have a strong emotional component and that difficulties in these areas often go hand in hand. Therapy takes place through the medium of games, toys, books, drawing and conversation. I work both with primary and secondary aged children and young people in a variety of settings. I have worked with a variety of issues over the years including the effects of being a Looked After Child, family conflict, separation, divorce and bereavement.... Continue Reading.
I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I integrate child centred therapy, play therapy, psychodynamic counselling, and cognitive behaviour therapy in my therapeutic work with children and young people. I have experience in helping clients with low self-esteem, anger, emotional issues, eating issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts/ideation, family breakdown and relational difficulties. With every child or young person I work with I tailor my approach based on the clients presenting issue and developmental level. One size does not fit all in the therapeutic space I provide and I find this empowers my clients.... Continue Reading.
Sometimes it’s hard to put what is troubling us into words. I aim to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for children, young people or adults to explore their feelings and emotional challenges. My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw from a range of theories in order to tailor the therapy to the individual I am working with. I follow the client’s interests using play and the creative arts as well as talking which helps me to connect with the child or young person wherever they are developmentally. I work in an attachment-focused and relational way meaning that... Continue Reading.
I have an MA in Play Therapy and I am registered with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT), I’m a Filial Therapist and a qualified primary school teacher. I use Play Therapy in a creative way to help children of all ages who require support with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs. My creative and Child-Centred Play Therapy sessions primarily use play, arts, music and movement – helping children to express and understand the challenges they have experienced. I have a broad experience of working with children and teenagers with a wide range of emotional and... Continue Reading.
After over 30 years in teaching, I became acutely aware of the impact of mental health on children’s lives and decided to retrain as a Children’s Counsellor. My style of therapy involves an integrative approach adapted to each client’s needs depending on their age and interests using creative media. Many of the students are initially referred because they exhibit challenging behaviour in the classroom, which not only puts them at risk of exclusion, but impacts on their relationships with others. Often the children are wary of adults, and working in a non-directive way, using play and metaphor enables them to... Continue Reading.