Counselling & Psychology For Children
I am an HCPC registered practitioner psychologist with over 20 years of experience in working therapeutically with children and young people. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and work both privately and in schools.
I currently work mostly with children in the 6-12 age range. Sessions are provided in the Blue Cabin in a tranquil garden setting. My approach to working with children and young people is grounded in the principles of Humanistic counselling and child psychology.
Not Just Talking
Younger clients often find it easier to talk whilst doing something rather than just talking. The way I work mixes a range of therapeutic approaches involving play, drawing, games and creative activities based on books and stories. This enables me to build rapport and explore feelings and personal constructs (the way the young person views themselves, their lives and their world) before focusing on any specific concerns or issues.
I have a small, well-trained therapy dog called ‘Custard’. He enjoys welcoming children to the Blue Cabin and can be available on request.
What I Can Help With
My areas of specialism include working with children who are dealing with feelings of loss or unhappiness due to the following: